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audio/video multi-channel receiver

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WARNING

This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire or shock hazard, do not place any container filled with liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or flower pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain or moisture.

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WARNING

Before plugging in for the first time, read the following section carefully.

The voltage of the available power supply differs according to country or region. Be sure that the power supply voltage of the area where this unit will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230 V or 120 V) written on the rear panel.

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This product is for general household purposes. Any failure due to use for other than household purposes

(such as long-term use for business purposes in a restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires repair will be charged for even during the warranty period.

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If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make sure it is properly disposed of after removal.

The equipment should be disconnected by removing the mains plug from the wall socket when left unused for a long period of time (for example, when on vacation).

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WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with the product may expose you to chemicals listed on proposition 65 known to the State of California and other governmental entities to cause cancer and birth defect or other reproductive harm.

Wash hands after handling.

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CAUTION

This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables and connectors are used to connect the unit to other equipment. To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables and connectors for connections.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

THE MODEL NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBER OF

THIS EQUIPMENT ARE ON THE REAR OR BOTTOM.

RECORD THESE NUMBERS ON YOUR ENCLOSED

WARRANTY CARD AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE

FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

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This Class B digital apparatus complies with

Canadian ICES-003.

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Information to User

Alterations or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user’s right to operate the equipment.

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NOTE:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

— Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Product Name: AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER

Model Number: VSX-31 / VSX-30

Responsible Party Name: PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC.

SERVICE SUPPORT DIVISION

Address: 1925 E. DOMINGUEZ ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90810-1003, U.S.A.

Phone: 1-800-421-1404

URL: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com

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IMPORTANT

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated

“dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION:

TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC

SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR

BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS

INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED

SERVICE PERSONNEL.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

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Read these instructions.

Keep these instructions.

Heed all warnings.

Follow all instructions.

Do not use this apparatus near water.

Clean only with dry cloth.

Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other

9) apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

VENTILATION CAUTION

When installing this unit, make sure to leave space around the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiation

(at least 40 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and 20 cm at each side).

WARNING

Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product, and to protect it from overheating. To prevent fire hazard, the openings should never be blocked or covered with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains) or by operating the equipment on thick carpet or a bed.

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Operating Environment

Operating environment temperature and humidity:

+5 °C to +35 °C (+41 °F to +95 °F); less than 85 %RH

(cooling vents not blocked)

Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or strong artificial light)

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11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

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WARNING

To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the equipment.

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CAUTION

The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not completely shut off all power from the AC outlet.

Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the

AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore, make sure the unit has been installed so that the power cord can be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power cord should also be unplugged from the AC outlet when left unused for a long period of time (for example, when on vacation).

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Caution

To prevent fire hazard, the Class 2 Wiring Cable should be used for connection with speaker, and should be routed away from hazards to avoid damage to the insulation of the cable.

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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.

Contents

Flow of settings on the receiver . . 7

01 Before you start

Checking what’s in the box

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Installing the receiver

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Loading the batteries

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

02 Controls and displays

Front panel

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Display

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Remote control

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Operating range of remote control unit

. . . . 14

Connecting a SiriusConnect™ Tuner

. . . . . . . . 34

Connecting to the network through LAN interface

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel input

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Connecting to the front panel video terminal

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Connecting an iPod

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Connecting a USB device

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Connecting a USB device for Advanced

MCACC output

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Connecting an IR receiver

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Operating other Pioneer components with this unit’s sensor

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Switching components on and off using the 12 volt trigger

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Plugging in the receiver

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

03 Connecting your equipment

Rear panel

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Determining the speakers’ application

. . . . . . 17

Other speaker connections

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Placing the speakers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Some tips for improving sound quality

. . . . . 19

Connecting the speakers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Installing your speaker system

. . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Bi-amping your speakers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Bi-wiring your speakers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Selecting the Speaker system

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Front height setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Front wide setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Speaker B setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Bi-Amping setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

ZONE 2 setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

About the audio connection

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

About the video converter

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Connecting your TV and playback components

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Connecting using HDMI

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Connecting your TV with no HDMI input

. . . 28

Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Connecting a HDD/DVD recorder, VCR and other video sources

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Connecting other audio components

. . . . . . . 30

About the WMA9 Pro decoder

. . . . . . . . . . . 30

Connecting AM/FM antennas

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Connecting external antennas

. . . . . . . . . . . 31

MULTI-ZONE setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Making MULTI-ZONE connections

. . . . . . . . 32

Connecting Optional Bluetooth ADAPTER

. . . 33

04 Basic Setup

Changing the OSD display language

(OSD Language)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto MCACC

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Problems when using the Auto MCACC

Setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

The Input Setup menu

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Input function default and possible settings

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

05 Basic playback

Playing a source

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Playing a source with HDMI connection

. . . . 47

Playing an iPod

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Playing back files stored on an iPod

. . . . . . . 47

Playing a USB device

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Playing back audio files stored on a USB memory device

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Playing back photo files stored on a USB memory device

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

About playable file formats

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Listening to the radio

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Improving FM sound

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Using Neural Surround

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Tuning directly to a station

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Saving station presets

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Naming station presets

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Listening to station presets

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

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Bluetooth® ADAPTER for Wireless

Enjoyment of Music

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Wireless music play

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Pairing the Bluetooth ADAPTER and

Bluetooth wireless technology device

. . . . . . 54

Listening to music contents of a

Bluetooth wireless technology device with your system

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Listening to Internet radio stations

. . . . . . . . . 56

Programming the Internet radio stations

. . . 56

Listening to Satellite Radio

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Listening to SIRIUS Radio

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Saving channel presets

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Using the SIRIUS Menu

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

06 Listening to your system

Auto playback

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Listening in surround sound

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Standard surround sound

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Using the Advanced surround effects

. . . . . . 63

Listening in stereo

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Using Front Stage Surround Advance

. . . . . . . 64

Using Stream Direct

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Selecting MCACC presets

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Choosing the input signal

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Better sound using Phase Control

. . . . . . . . . 66

07 Control with HDMI function

Making Control with HDMI connections

. . . . . 67

HDMI Setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Before using synchronization

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

About synchronized operations

. . . . . . . . . . . . 69

About connections with a product of a different brand that supports the Control with HDMI function

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Setting the PQLS function

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Cautions on the Control with HDMI function

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

08 Using other functions

Setting the Audio options

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Setting the Video options

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Switching the speaker terminals

. . . . . . . . . . . 77

Using the MULTI-ZONE controls

. . . . . . . . . . . 77

Making an audio or a video recording

. . . . . . . 78

Reducing the level of an analog signal

. . . . . . 79

Using the sleep timer

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Dimming the display

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Checking your system settings

. . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Resetting the system

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Default system settings

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

09 Controlling the rest of your system

Operating multiple receivers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Setting the remote to control other components

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Selecting preset codes directly

. . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Programming signals from other remote controls

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Erasing one of the remote control button settings

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Resetting the input assignment of one of the input function buttons

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Direct function

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Multi operation and System off

. . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Programming a Multi operation or a shutdown sequence

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Using multi operations

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Using System off

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Erasing all the settings for the multi-operation

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Resetting the remote control presets

. . . . . . . . 87

Default preset codes

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Controlling components

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

10 The Advanced MCACC menu

Making receiver settings from the Advanced

MCACC menu

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Automatic MCACC (Expert)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Manual MCACC setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Fine Channel Level

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Fine Speaker Distance

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Standing Wave

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust

. . . . . . . . . . . 97

Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional

. . . . . . 97

Checking MCACC Data

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Speaker Setting

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Channel Level

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Speaker Distance

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Standing Wave

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Acoustic Cal EQ

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Output MCACC data

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Data Management

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Renaming MCACC presets

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Copying MCACC preset data

. . . . . . . . . . . 102

Clearing MCACC presets

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

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11 The System Setup and Other

Setup menus

Making receiver settings from the System

Setup menu

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Manual speaker setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Speaker system setting

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Speaker Setting

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Channel Level

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Speaker Distance

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

X-Curve

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Network Setup menu

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

IP address/Proxy setting

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Checking the MAC address

. . . . . . . . . . . . 109

The Other Setup menu

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Volume Setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Remote Control Mode Setup

. . . . . . . . . . . 111

Flicker Reduction Setup

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

12 Additional information

Troubleshooting

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Power

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

No sound

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Other audio problems

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Video

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Settings

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Professional Calibration EQ graphical output

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Display

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Remote control

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

HDMI

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Important information regarding the

HDMI connection

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

USB interface

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

ADAPTER PORT

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Internet radio

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

SIRIUS radio messages

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

About SIRIUS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

About iPod

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Surround sound formats

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Dolby

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

DTS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Windows Media Audio 9 Professional

. . . . 125

Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats

. . . . . . . . 126

Preset code list

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Specifications

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Cleaning the unit

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

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Flow of settings on the receiver

The colors of the steps indicate the following:

The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an abundance of functions and terminals.

It can be used easily after following the procedure below to make the connections and settings.

Required setting item

Setting to be made as necessary

1

Before you start

• Checking what’s in the box (page 8)

• Loading the batteries (page 8)

2

Determining the speakers’ application

(page 17)

• 7.1 channel surround system (Front height)

• 7.1 channel surround system (Front wide)

• 7.1 channel surround system & Speaker B connection

• 5.1 channel surround system & Front Biamping connection (High quality surround)

• 5.1 channel surround system & ZONE 2 connection (Multi Zone)

• Some tips for improving sound quality (page

19)

3

Connecting the speakers

• Connecting the speakers (page 20)

• Installing your speaker system (page 21)

• Bi-amping your speakers (page 22)

4

Connecting the components

• About the audio connection (page 24)

• About the video converter (page 24)

• Connecting your TV and playback components (page 25)

• Connecting AM/FM antennas (page 31)

• Plugging in the receiver (page 40)

5

Power On

6

Changing the OSD display language

(OSD Language) (page 41)

7

MCACC speaker settings

• Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto MCACC (page 41)

8

The Input Setup menu (page 44)

(When using connections other than the recommended connections)

9

Basic playback (page 46)

10

Adjusting the sound and picture quality as desired

• Using the various listening modes

• Better sound using Phase Control (page 66)

• Measuring the all EQ type (SYMMETRY/ALL

CH ADJ/FRONT ALIGN) (page 91)

• Changing the channel level while listening

(Tip on page 107)

• Switching on/off the Acoustic Calibration

EQ, Sound retriever or Dialog Enhancement

(page 72)

• Setting the PQLS function (page 70)

• Setting the Audio options (Tone, Loudness or Sound delay, etc.) (page 72)

• Setting the Video options (page 75)

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Other optional adjustments and settings

• HDMI Setup (page 68)

• The Advanced MCACC menu (page 90)

• The System Setup and Other Setup menus

(page 104)

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Making maximum use of the remote control

• Operating multiple receivers (page 81)

• Setting the remote to control other components (page 81)

• Programming signals from other remote controls (page 82)

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Checking what’s in the box

Please check that you’ve received the following supplied accessories:

• Setup microphone (cable: 5 m (16.4 ft.))

• Remote control unit

• AAA size IEC R03 dry cell batteries (to confirm system operation) x2

• AM loop antenna

• FM wire antenna

• iPod cable

• Power cord

• Warranty card

• These operating instructions

Installing the receiver

• When installing this unit, make sure to put it on a level and stable surface.

Don’t install it on the following places:

– on a color TV (the screen may distort)

– near a cassette deck (or close to a device that gives off a magnetic field). This may interfere with the sound.

– in direct sunlight

– in damp or wet areas

– in extremely hot or cold areas

– in places where there is vibration or other movement

– in places that are very dusty

– in places that have hot fumes or oils (such as a kitchen)

• Do not touch this receiver’s bottom panel while the power is on or just after it is turned off. The bottom panel becomes hot when the power is on (or right after it is turned off) and could cause burns.

Loading the batteries

The batteries included with the unit are to check initial operations; they may not last over a long period. We recommend using alkaline batteries that have a longer life.

CAUTION

Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as leakage and bursting. Observe the following precautions:

• Never use new and old batteries together.

• Insert the plus and minus sides of the batteries properly according to the marks in the battery case.

• Batteries with the same shape may have different voltages. Do not use different batteries together.

• When disposing of used batteries, please comply with governmental regulations or environmental public instruction’s rules that apply in your country or area.

WARNING

Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or near a heater. This can cause batteries to leak, overheat, explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the life or performance of batteries.

(Symbol examples for batteries)

These symbols are only valid in the European Union.

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Chapter 2:

Controls and displays

Front panel

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

STANDBY/ON

PHASE

CONTROL

SPEAKERS CONTROL MULTI-ZONE ON/OFF

ADVANCED

MCACC PQLS

TUNE

PRESET

TUNE

PRESET

HDMI iPod iPhone BAND TUNER EDIT ENTER

INPUT

SELECTOR

VSX-31

9

MASTER

VOLUME

PHONES

AUTO/ALC/DIRECT

LISTENING MODE

STEREO STANDARD ADV SURROUND iPod iPhone

DIRECT CONTROL

MCACC

SETUP MIC iPod iPhone

USB

VIDEO CAMERA

HDMI 5

10 11

1 INPUT SELECTOR dial

Select an input function.

2

STANDBY/ON

Switches the receiver between on and standby.

3 SPEAKERS

See Switching the speaker terminals on page 77.

4 Remote sensor

Receives the signals from the remote control

(see Operating range of remote control unit on page 14).

12 13 14 15

VSX-31

USB iPod iPhone

VIDEO

VIDEO 2 INPUT

L AUDIO R

MCACC

SETUP MIC

VSX-30

14 16 13

5 MULTI-ZONE controls

If you’ve made MULTI-ZONE connections (see

MULTI-ZONE setup on page 32) use these controls to control the sub zone from the main zone (see Using the MULTI-ZONE controls on page 77).

6 Character display

See Display on page 11.

7 Indicators

ADVANCED MCACC – Lights when EQ is set to ON in the AUDIO PARAMETER menu.

PQLS – Lights when the PQLS feature is active (page 70).

HDMI Blinks when connecting an HDMIequipped component; lights when the component is connected (page 25).

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iPod/iPhone – Lights to indicate iPod/ iPhone is connected (page 47).

8 Tuner controls

BAND – Switches between the AM and FM radio bands (page 52).

TUNER EDIT – Use with TUNE

/,

PRESET

/ and ENTER to memorize and name stations for recall (page 52).

TUNE

/ – Find radio frequencies

(page 52).

PRESET

/ – Find preset stations

(page 52).

9 MASTER VOLUME dial

10 PHONES jack

Connect the headphones. When the headphones are connected, there is no sound output from the speakers.

11 Listening mode buttons

AUTO/ALC/DIRECT – Switches between

Auto Surround (page 61), Auto Level

Control mode and Stream Direct mode

(page 64).

STEREO – Switches between stereo playback and Front Stage Surround

Advance modes (page 64).

STANDARD – Press for Standard decoding and to switch between the various

2 Pro

Logic IIx and Neo:6 options (page 61).

ADV SURROUND – Switch between the various surround modes (page 63).

12 iPod iPhone DIRECT CONTROL

Change the receiver’s input to the iPod and enable iPod operations on the iPod (page 48).

13 MCACC SETUP MIC jack

Connect the supplied microphone (page 41).

14 iPod/iPhone/USB terminals

Connect your Apple iPod as an audio and video source, or connect a USB device for audio and photo playback (page 36, 37).

15 VSX-31 only: HDMI input connector

Use for connection to compatible HDMI device

(Video camera, etc.)(page 35).

16 VSX-30 only: VIDEO 2 INPUT terminals

Use to connect your portable equipment such as camcorders, video games and portable audio/video equipment (page 35).

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Display

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

7

AUTO

PCM

HDMI

DIGITAL

ANALOG

L

SL

XL

C

XC

LFE

AUTO SURROUND

STREAM DIRECT

2

ADV.SURROUND

STEREO STANDARD

SP AB SLEEP

R

SR

2

DIGITAL PLUS

2

TrueHD WMA9Pro

DTS HD ES 96/24

XR

MSTR

CD

CD-R

DSD PCM

MULTI-ZONE ALC ATT

TUNED

STEREO

S.RTRV SOUND UP MIX OVER MONO

TUNER SIRIUS iPod

DVD

BD

TV

DVR

VIDEO

HDMI

USB

[ 2 ] [ 3 ]

[ 4 ]

15 16 17 18 dB

13

19

14

1 SIGNAL indicators

Light to indicate the currently selected input signal. AUTO lights when the receiver is set to select the input signal automatically (page 65).

2 Program format indicators

Light to indicate the channels to which digital signals are being input.

L/R – Left front/Right front channel

C – Center channel

SL/SR – Left surround/Right surround channel

LFE – Low frequency effects channel (the (( )) indicators light when an LFE signal is being input)

XL/XR – Two channels other than the ones above

XC – Either one channel other than the ones above, the mono surround channel or matrix encode flag

3 Digital format indicators

Light when a signal encoded in the corresponding format is detected.

2 DIGITAL – Lights with Dolby Digital decoding.

2 DIGITAL PLUS – Lights with Dolby Digital

Plus decoding.

2 TrueHD – Lights with Dolby TrueHD decoding.

DTS – Lights with DTS decoding.

DTS HD – Lights with DTS-HD decoding.

96/24 – Lights with DTS 96/24 decoding.

WMA9 Pro – Lights to indicate that a WMA9 Pro signal is being decoded.

DSD PCM – Light during DSD (Direct Stream

Digital) to PCM conversion with SACDs.

PCM – Lights during playback of PCM signals.

MSTR – Lights during playback of DTS-HD

Master Audio signal.

4

8

MULTI-ZONE

Lights when the MULTI-ZONE feature is active

(page 77).

5 SOUND

Lights when any of the Midnight, Loudness or tone controls feature is selected (page 72).

Lights when Dialog Enhancement is switched on.

6 S.RTRV

Lights when the Sound Retriever function is active (page 73).

7 Listening mode indicators

AUTO SURROUND – Lights when the Auto

Surround feature is switched on (page 61).

ALC – Lights when the ALC (Auto level control) mode is selected (page 64).

STREAM DIRECT – Lights when Direct/

Pure Direct is selected (page 64).

ADV.SURROUND – Lights when one of the

Advanced Surround modes has been selected (page 63).

STEREO – Lights when stereo listening is switched on (page 63).

STANDARD – Lights when one of the

Standard Surround modes is switched on

(page 61).

(PHASE CONTROL)

Lights when Phase Control is switched on

(page 66).

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9 Analog signal indicators

Light to indicate reducing the level of an analog signal (page 79).

10 Tuner indicators

TUNED – Lights when a broadcast is being received.

STEREO – Lights when a stereo FM broadcast is being received in auto stereo mode.

MONO – Lights when the mono mode is set using MPX.

11

Lights when the sound is muted (page 14).

12 Master volume level

Shows the overall volume level.

---” indicates the minimum level, and “+12dB” indicates the maximum level.

13 Input function indicators

Light to indicate the input function you have selected.

14 Scroll indicators

Light when there are more selectable items when making the various settings.

15 Speaker indicators

Indicates the speaker terminal, A and/or B, to which audio signal output is currently set

(page 77).

16 SLEEP

Lights when the receiver is in sleep mode

(page 79).

17 Matrix decoding format indicators

2PRO LOGIC IIx – This lights to indicate

2 Pro Logic II / 2 Pro Logic IIx decoding

(page 61).

Neo:6 – When one of the Neo:6 modes of the receiver is on, this lights to indicate

Neo:6 processing (page 61).

18 Character display

Displays various system information.

19 Remote control mode indicator

Lights to indicate the receiver’s remote control mode setting. (Not displayed when set to 1.)

(page 81)

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Remote control

This section explains how to operate the remote control for the receiver.

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1

2

RECEIVER MULTI

OPERATION

BD

SOURCE

R.SETUP

DVD DVR/BDR HDMI

3

TV CD NET RADIO ADAPTER iPod USB TUNER SIRIUS TV CTRL

INPUT SELECT ZONE 2

RECEIVER

11

12

4

INPUT

MASTER

VOLUME

TV CONTROL

13

5

CH VOL

MUTE

14

6

7

AUDIO

PARAMETER

LIST

VIDEO

PARAMETER

TUNE TOOLS

TOP MENU

BAND

T.EDIT

GUIDE

PRESET ENTER PRESET

8

9

CATEGORY iPod CTRL

HOME

MENU

TUNE

HDD

RETURN

PGM

DVD

MEMORY MENU

PHASE CTRL STATUS

TV / DTV MPX PQLS

S.RETRIEVER

1 2

MIDNIGHT AUDIO

3

SIGNAL SEL MCACC SLEEP

4 5 6

INFO

DISP

CH LEVEL A.ATT

7 8

DIMMER

9

D.ACCESS

CLASS

CH

/ CLR 0 ENTER

AUTO / ALC /

DIRECT STEREO STANDARD ADV SURR

LISTENING MODE

RECEIVER

The remote has been conveniently color-coded according to component control using the following system:

White – Receiver control, TV control

Blue – Other controls (See page 47, 49, 52,

54, 56, 58 and 87.)

1

RECEIVER

This switches between standby and on for this receiver.

2

MULTI OPERATION – Use to perform multi operations (page 85).

R.SETUP – Use to input the preset code when making remote control settings and to set the remote control mode (page 81).

3 Input function buttons

Press to select control of other components

(page 81).

4 ZONE 2

Switch to perform operations in the sub zone

(page 78).

5 TV CONTROL buttons

These buttons are dedicated to control the TV assigned to the TV CTRL button.

 – Turn on/off the power of the TV.

INPUT – Select the TV input signal.

CH +/– – Select channels.

VOL +/– – Adjust the volume on your TV.

6 Receiver controls

Press

RECEIVER

first to access:

AUDIO PARAMETER – Use to access the

Audio options (page 72).

VIDEO PARAMETER – Use to access the

Video options (page 75).

HOME MENU – Use to access the Home

Menu (pages 41, 44, 68, 90, 104 and 110).

RETURN – Press to confirm and exit the current menu screen.

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///, ENTER

Use the arrow buttons when setting up your surround sound system (page 90) and the

Audio or Video options (page 72 or 75).

8 Receiver controls

Press

RECEIVER

first to access:

PHASE CTRL – Switch on/off Phase Control

(page 66).

STATUS – Check selected receiver settings

(page 79).

PQLS – Select the PQLS setting (page 70).

S.RETRIEVER – Press to restore CD quality sound to compressed audio sources

(page 73).

MIDNIGHT – Switches to Midnight or

Loudness listening (page 72).

SIGNAL SEL – Select an input signal

(page 65).

MCACC – Switch between MCACC presets

(page 65).

SLEEP – Use to put the receiver in sleep mode and select the amount of time before sleep (page 79).

CH LEVEL – Press repeatedly to select a channel, then use

/ to adjust the level

(page 107).

A.ATT – Attenuates (lowers) the level of an analog input signal to prevent distortion

(page 79).

DIMMER – Dims or brightens the display

(page 79).

9 LISTENING MODE controls

AUTO/ALC/DIRECT – Switches between

Auto Surround (page 61), Auto Level

Control mode and Stream Direct mode

(page 64).

STEREO – Switches between stereo playback and Front Stage Surround

Advance modes (page 64).

STANDARD – Press for Standard decoding and to switch between the various

2 Pro

Logic IIx and Neo:6 options (page 61).

ADV SURR – Switch between the various surround modes (page 63).

10 Remote control LED

Lights when a command is sent from the remote control (page 81).

11 TV CTRL

Set the preset code of your TV’s manufacturer when controlling TV (page 82).

12 RECEIVER

Switches the remote to control the receiver

(used to select the white commands (

SIGNAL

SEL, etc.)).

Switch to perform operations in the main zone.

Also use to set up surround sound.

13 MASTER VOLUME +/–

Set the listening volume.

14 MUTE

Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound).

Operating range of remote control unit

The remote control may not work properly if:

• There are obstacles between the remote control and the receiver’s remote sensor.

• Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining onto the remote sensor.

• The receiver is located near a device that is emitting infrared rays.

• The receiver is operated simultaneously with another infrared remote control unit.

30°

30°

7 m (23 ft.)

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Chapter 3:

Connecting your equipment

This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This page explains the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system.

Important

• Illustration shows the VSX-31, however connections for the VSX-30 are the same except where noted.

Rear panel

HDMI

ASSIGNABLE 1 4

BD IN IN 1 IN 2 IN 3 IN 4 OUT LAN COAXIAL

(10/100)

IN 1

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2

IN 1 IN 2

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ADAPTER PORT

(OUTPUT 5 V 100 mA MAX)

(DVD) (CD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)

PRE OUT

SIRIUS

IN

COMPONENT VIDEO

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1

(DVD)

IN 2

(DVR/BDR)

Y Y

AUDIO

L

P

B

P

R

Y

P

B

ANTENNA

P

B

R

ZONE 2

OUT

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

P

R

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

RS-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

IN

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

CD

IN

R

CD-R/TAPE

OUT IN

FRONT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTER

R

AM LOOP

SURROUND

FM UNBAL 75

L R

SURROUND BACK

L (Single)

SPEAKERS

FRONT HEIGHT/WIDE/ B

R L

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

P

R

SPEAKERS

A

VSX-31

AC IN

BD IN

HDMI

ASSIGNABLE

1 3

COMPONENT VIDEO

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1

(DVD)

IN 2

(DVR/BDR)

Y Y

AUDIO

L

IN 1

P

B

P

R

Y

P

B

IN 2 IN 3 OUT LAN COAXIAL

(10/100)

IN 1

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1 IN 2

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ADAPTER PORT

(OUTPUT 5 V 100 mA MAX)

(DVD)

PRE OUT

(TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)

SIRIUS

IN

ANTENNA

P

B

R

ZONE 2

OUT

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

P

R

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

RS-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO 1

IN

CD

IN

R

CD-R/TAPE

OUT IN

FRONT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTER

R

IN

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

AM LOOP

SURROUND

FM UNBAL 75

L R

SURROUND BACK

L

(Single)

SPEAKERS

FRONT HEIGHT/WIDE/ B

R L

P

R

SPEAKERS

A

VSX-30

AC IN

Note

• The RS-232C terminal is exclusively for the installer.

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CAUTION

• Before making or changing the connections, switch off the power and disconnect the power cord from the power outlet. Plugging in should be the final step.

Important

• The input functions below are assigned by default to the receiver’s different input terminals. Refer to The Input Setup menu on page 44 to change the assignments if other connections are used.

Input function

DVD

BD

TV/SAT

DVR/BDR

HDMI 1

HDMI 2

HDMI 3

HDMI 4 a

HDMI 5 a

(front panel)

CD

Digital

Input Terminals

HDMI Component

COAX-1 IN 1

( BD)

OPT-1

OPT-2 IN 2

(

HDMI-1)

( HDMI-2)

(

HDMI-3)

(

HDMI-4)

( HDMI-5)

COAX-2 a

a. VSX-31 only

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Determining the speakers’ application

This unit permits you to build various surround systems, in accordance with the number of speakers you have.

• Be sure to connect speakers to the front left and right channels ( L and R).

• It is also possible to only connect one of the surround back speakers ( SB) or neither.

Choose one from Plans [A] to [E] below.

[A] 7.1 channel surround system (Front height)

*Default setting

Speaker System setting: Normal(SB/FH)

L

FHL

SW

C

FHR

R

SR

[B] 7.1 channel surround system (Front wide)

Speaker System setting: Normal(SB/FW)

L

FWL

SW

SL

R

C

SBL

FWR

SR

SBR

This plan replaces the left and right front height speakers shown in [A] with the left and right front wide speakers ( FWL/FWR).

1

This surround system produces a true-to-life sound over a wider area.

[C] 7.1 channel surround system &

Speaker B connection

Speaker System setting: Speaker B

SBR

SL

SBL

A 7.1 ch surround system connects the left and right front speakers ( L/R), the center speaker

( C), the left and right front height speakers

( FHL/FHR), the left and right surround speakers ( SL/SR), the left and right surround back speakers ( SBL/SBR), and the subwoofer

( SW).

1

This surround system produces a more true-tolife sound from above.

L

SW

SL

R

C

SBL

SR

SBR

L

R

Speaker B

With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo playback of the same sound on the B speakers. The same connections also allow for 7.1-channel surround sound in the main zone when not using the B speakers.

Note

1 It is not possible to produce sound simultaneously from the front height or front wide speakers and the surround back speakers.

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[D] 5.1 channel surround system & Front

Bi-amping connection (High quality surround)

Speaker System setting: Front Bi-Amp

Bi-amping connection of the front speakers for high sound quality with 5.1-channel surround sound.

Front Bi-Amp

L

SW

SL

C

R

SR

[E] 5.1 channel surround system & ZONE

2 connection (Multi Zone)

Speaker System setting: ZONE 2

With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo playback on another component in ZONE 2 (The selection of input devices is limited).

Main zone

R

L

C

SW

Important

• The Speaker System setting must be made if you use any of the connections shown above other than [A] (see Speaker

system setting on page 105).

• Sound does not come through simultaneously from the front height, front wide, speaker B and surround back speakers. Output speakers are different depending on the input signal or listening mode.

Other speaker connections

• Your favorite speaker connections can be selected even if you have fewer than 5.1 speakers (except front left/right speakers).

• When not connecting a subwoofer, connect speakers with low frequency reproduction capabilities to the front channel. (The subwoofer’s low frequency component is played from the front speakers, so the speakers could be damaged.)

After connecting, be sure to conduct the Auto MCACC (speaker environment setting) procedure.

See Automatically conducting optimum

sound tuning (Auto MCACC on page 41.

SR

SL

Sub zone

R

ZONE 2

L

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Placing the speakers

Refer to the chart below for placement of the speakers you intend to connect.

FWL

FHL

L

SW

C

60

30 30

60

FHR

R

FWR

120 120

SL

SR

60

SBL

SB SBR

• Place the surround speakers at 120º from the center. If you, (1) use the surround back speaker, and, (2) don’t use the front height speakers / front wide speakers, we recommend placing the surround speaker right beside you.

• If you intend to connect only one surround back speaker, place it directly behind you.

• Place the left and right front height speakers at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) directly above the left and right front speakers.

Some tips for improving sound quality

Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect on the quality of the sound. The following guidelines should help you to get the best sound from your system.

• The subwoofer can be placed on the floor.

Ideally, the other speakers should be at about ear-level when you’re listening to them. Putting the speakers on the floor

(except the subwoofer), or mounting them very high on a wall is not recommended.

• For the best stereo effect, place the front speakers 2 m to 3 m (6 ft. to 9 ft.) apart, at equal distance from the TV.

• If you’re going to place speakers around your CRT TV, use shielded speakers or place the speakers at a sufficient distance from your CRT TV.

• If you’re using a center speaker, place the front speakers at a wider angle. If not, place them at a narrower angle.

• Place the center speaker above or below the TV so that the sound of the center channel is localized at the TV screen. Also, make sure the center speaker does not cross the line formed by the leading edge of the front left and right speakers.

• It is best to angle the speakers towards the listening position. The angle depends on the size of the room. Use less of an angle for bigger rooms.

• Surround and surround back speakers should be positioned 60 cm to 90 cm (2 ft. to 3 ft.) higher than your ears and tilted slightly downward. Make sure the speakers don’t face each other. For DVD-Audio, the speakers should be more directly behind the listener than for home theater playback.

• Try not to place the surround speakers farther away from the listening position than the front and center speakers. Doing so can weaken the surround sound effect.

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Connecting the speakers

Each speaker connection on the receiver comprises a positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to match these up with the terminals on the speakers themselves.

Banana plug connections

(A-Speaker terminals only)

If you want to use speaker cables terminated with banana plugs, screw the speaker terminal fully shut, then plug the banana plug into the end of the speaker terminal.

CAUTION

• These speaker terminals carry

HAZARDOUS LIVE voltage. To prevent the risk of electric shock when connecting or disconnecting the speaker cables, disconnect the power cord before touching any uninsulated parts.

• Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is twisted together and inserted fully into the speaker terminal. If any of the bare speaker wire touches the back panel it may cause the power to cut off as a safety measure.

Bare wire connections

A-Speaker terminals:

1 Twist exposed wire strands together.

2 Loosen terminal and insert exposed wire.

3 Tighten terminal.

1

10 mm (

3

/

8

in.)

2 3

Important

• Please refer to the manual that came with your speakers for details on how to connect the other end of the speaker cables to your speakers.

• Use an RCA cable to connect the subwoofer.

It is not possible to connect using speaker cables.

CAUTION

• Make sure that all speakers are securely installed. This not only improves sound quality, but also reduces the risk of damage or injury resulting from speakers being knocked over or falling in the event of external shocks such as earthquakes.

B-Speaker terminals:

1 Twist exposed wire strands together.

2 Push open the tabs and insert exposed wire.

3 Release the tabs.

1

10 mm (

3

/

8

in.)

2 3

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Installing your speaker system

At the very least, front left and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your main surround speakers should always be connected as a pair, but you can connect just one surround back speaker if you like (it must be connected to the left surround back terminal).

The front height terminals can also be used for the front wide and Speaker B speakers.

Front height setting

Front height right Front height left

Front wide setting

Front wide right Front wide left

Speaker B setting

Speaker B - right

Speaker B - left

Front right Front left

Center

Subwoofer

LINE LEVEL

INPUT

HDMI

ASSIGNABLE 1 4

BD IN

COMPONENT VIDEO

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1

(DVD)

Y Y

Y

P

B

P

R

IN 1

AUDIO

L

IN 2 IN 3 IN 4 OUT

LAN

(10/100)

COAXIAL

IN 1

(DVD)

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2

IN 1

(CD)

IN 2

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ADAPTER PORT

(OUTPUT 5 V 100 mA MAX)

(TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)

PRE OUT

SIRIUS

IN

ANTENNA

R

ZONE 2

OUT

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

RS-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

IN

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

CD

IN

R

CD-R/TAPE

OUT IN

FRONT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTER

R

AM LOOP

SURROUND

FM UNBAL 75

L R

SURROUND BACK

L (Single)

SPEAKERS

FRONT HEIGHT/WIDE/ B

R L

SPEAKERS A

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AC IN

Surround right

The surround back terminals can also be used for ZONE2.

5.1 ch surround setting

Not connected

Not connected

6.1 ch surround setting

Not connected

Surround back

7.1 ch surround setting

Surround back right

Surround back left

ZONE 2 setting

ZONE 2 - right

ZONE 2 - left

Surround left

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Bi-amping your speakers

Front right

High

Low

Bi-amp compatible speaker

Center

Subwoofer

Front left

High

Low

Bi-amp compatible speaker

HDMI

ASSIGNABLE 1 4

BD IN

COMPONENT VIDEO

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1

(DVD)

Y Y

Y

P

B

P

R

IN 1

AUDIO

L

IN 2 IN 3 IN 4 OUT

LAN

(10/100)

COAXIAL

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1 IN 2

(DVD) (CD)

IN 1 IN 2

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ADAPTER PORT

(OUTPUT 5 V 100 mA MAX)

(TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)

PRE OUT

SIRIUS

IN

ANTENNA

R

ZONE 2

OUT

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

RS-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

CD

IN

R

CD-R/TAPE

OUT IN

FRONT

IN

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTER

R

AM LOOP

SURROUND

FM UNBAL 75

L R

SURROUND BACK

L (Single)

SPEAKERS

FRONT HEIGHT/WIDE/ B

R L

SPEAKERS A

AC IN

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Surround right Surround left

Bi-amping is when you connect the high frequency driver and low frequency driver of your speakers to different amplifiers for better crossover performance. Your speakers must be bi-ampable to do this (having separate terminals for high and low) and the sound improvement will depend on the kind of speakers you’re using.

Bi-wiring your speakers

Your speakers can also be bi-wired if they support bi-amping.

• With these connections, the

Speaker

System setting makes no difference.

• To bi-wire a speaker, connect two speaker cords to the speaker terminal on the receiver.

Using a banana plug for the second connection is recommended.

CAUTION

• Most speakers with both

High and Low terminals have two metal plates that connect the High to the Low terminals.

These must be removed when you are biamping the speakers or you could severely damage the amplifier. See your speaker manual for more information.

• If your speakers have a removable crossover network, make sure you do not remove it for bi-amping. Doing so may damage your speakers.

CAUTION

• Don’t connect different speakers from the same terminal in this way.

• When bi-wiring as well, heed the cautions for bi-amping shown at the left.

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Selecting the Speaker system

The front height terminals can be used for front wide and Speaker B connections, in addition to for the front height speakers. Also, the surround back terminals can be used for biamping and ZONE 2 connections, in addition to for the surround back speakers. Make this setting according to the application.

Front height setup

*Default setting

1 Connect a pair of speakers to the front height speaker terminals.

See Connecting the speakers on page 20.

2 If necessary, select ‘Normal(SB/FH)’ from the Speaker System menu.

See Speaker system setting on page 105 to do this.

Front wide setup

1 Connect a pair of speakers to the front height speaker terminals.

See Connecting the speakers on page 20.

2 Select ‘Normal(SB/FW)’ from the

Speaker System menu.

See Speaker system setting on page 105 to do this.

Speaker B setup

You can listen to stereo playback in another room.

1 Connect a pair of speakers to the front height speaker terminals.

See Connecting the speakers on page 20.

2 Select ‘Speaker B’ from the Speaker

System menu.

See Speaker system setting on page 105 to do this.

Bi-Amping setup

Bi-amping connection of the front speakers for high sound quality with 5.1-channel surround sound.

1 Connect a Bi-amp compatible speakers to the front and surround back speaker terminals.

See Bi-amping your speakers on page 22.

2 Select ‘Front Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker

System menu.

See Speaker system setting on page 105 to do this.

ZONE 2 setup

With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo playback on another component in ZONE 2.

1 Connect a pair of speakers to the surround back speaker terminals.

See Connecting the speakers on page 20.

2 Select ‘ZONE 2’ from the Speaker System menu.

See Speaker system setting on page 105 to do this.

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About the audio connection

There are several types of audio input and output terminals on this receiver. The receiver selects the first available signal in the following order when you choose AUTO as the input signal:

Types of cables and terminals

HDMI

Transferable audio signals

HD audio

Digital (Coaxial)

About the video converter

The video converter ensures that all video sources are output through all of the

MONITOR OUT jacks. The only exception is

HDMI: since this resolution cannot be downsampled, you must connect your monitor/TV to the receiver’s HDMI video outputs when connecting this video source.

1

If several video components are assigned to the same input function (see The Input Setup

menu on page 44), the converter gives priority to HDMI, component, then composite (in that order).

Terminal for connection with source device

Terminal for connection with TV monitor

Digital (Optical)

Conventional digital audio

HDMI IN HDMI OUT

RCA (Analog)

(White/Red)

Conventional analog audio

Y P

B

P

R

COMPONENT

VIDEO IN

Y P

B

P

R

COMPONENT VIDEO

MONITOR OUT

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• With an HDMI cable, video and audio signals can be transferred in high quality over a single cable.

VIDEO IN

VIDEO

MONITOR OUT

Video signals can be output

CAUTION

• When connecting optical cables, be careful when inserting the plug not to damage the shutter protecting the optical socket.

• When storing optical cable, coil loosely.

The cable may be damaged if bent around sharp corners.

This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Rovi

Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Rovi

Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.

Note

1 • If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display.

Note that some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In this case, try switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the Video options on page 75)

OFF.

• The signal input resolutions that can be converted from the component video input for the HDMI output are 480i/

576i, 480p/576p, 720p and 1080i. 1080p signal cannot be converted.

• Only signals with an input resolution of 480i/576i can be converted from the component video input for the composite

MONITOR OUT terminals.

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Connecting your TV and playback components

Connecting using HDMI

If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped component ( BD: Blu-ray disc player, etc.), you can connect it to this receiver using a commercially available HDMI cable.

If the TV and playback components support the

Control with HDMI function, the convenient

Control with HDMI functions can be used (see Control with HDMI function on page 67).

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HDMI

ASSIGNABLE

1 4

BD IN IN 1 IN 2 IN 3 IN 4 OUT LAN COAXIAL

(10/100)

IN 1

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2

(DVD) (CD)

IN 1 IN 2

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

A

(OUTPUT

(TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)

PRE OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1

(DVD)

IN 2

(DVR/BDR)

Y Y

AUDIO

L

P

B

P

R

Y

P

B

ANTENNA

P

B

R

ZONE 2

OUT

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

P

R

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

RS-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

CD

IN

R

CD-R/TAPE

OUT IN

FRONT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTER

R

AM LOOP

SURROUND

IN

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

P R

SPEAKERS

A

This connection is required in order to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver.

HDMI IN

R

ANALOG

AUDIO OUT

L

OPTICAL

DIGITAL OUT

Select one

HDMI OUT HDMI OUT

HDMI/DVI-compatible

Blu-ray disc player

Other HDMI/DVIequipped component

• For input components, connections other than HDMI connections are also possible

(see Connecting your DVD player with no

HDMI output on page 27).

• If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and

TV with audio cables.

HDMI/DVI-compatible TV

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About HDMI

1

The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio that the connected component is compatible with, including DVD-

Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, Dolby Digital Plus,

Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio (see below for limitations), Video CD/Super VCD and CD. See About the video converter on page 24 for more on HDMI compatibility.

This receiver incorporates High-Definition

Multimedia Interface (HDMI

®

) technology.

This receiver supports the functions described below through HDMI connections.

2

• Digital transfer of uncompressed video

(contents protected by HDCP (1080p/24,

1080p/60, etc.))

• 3D signal transfer

3

• Deep Color signal transfer

3

• x.v.Color signal transfer

3

• Input of multi-channel linear PCM digital audio signals (192 kHz or less) for up to 8 channels

• Input of the following digital audio formats:

4

– Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS,

High bitrate audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD

Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution

Audio), DVD-Audio, CD, SACD (DSD signal), Video CD, Super VCD

• Synchronized operation with components using the Control with HDMI function (see

Control with HDMI function on page 67).

HDMI, the HDMI Logo and High-Definition

Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and other countries.

“x.v.Color” and x.v.Color logo are trademarks of

Sony Corporation.

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Note

1 • An HDMI connection can only be made with DVI-equipped components compatible with both DVI and High

Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If you choose to connect to a DVI connector, you will need a separate adaptor (DVI

HDMI) to do so. A DVI connection, however, does not support audio signals. Consult your local audio dealer for more information.

• If you connect a component that is not compatible with HDCP, an

HDCP ERROR message is displayed on the front panel display. Some components that are compatible with HDCP still cause this message to be displayed, but so long as there is no problem with displaying video this is not a malfunction.

• Depending on the component you have connected, using a DVI connection may result in unreliable signal transfers.

• This receiver supports SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. To take advantage of these formats, however, make sure that the component connected to this receiver also supports the corresponding format.

2 • Use a High Speed HDMI

®

cable. If an HDMI cable other than a High Speed HDMI

®

cable is used, it may not work properly.

• When an HDMI cable with a built-in equalizer is connected, it may not operate properly.

3 Signal transfer is only possible when connected to a compatible component.

4 • HDMI format digital audio transmissions require a longer time to be recognized. Due to this, interruption in the audio may occur when switching between audio formats or beginning playback.

• Turning on/off the device connected to this unit's HDMI OUT terminal during playback, or disconnecting/ connecting the HDMI cable during playback, may cause noise or interrupted audio.

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Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output

This diagram shows connections of a TV (with HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component with no HDMI output) to the receiver.

Select one

COMPONENT VIDEO OUT

P

R

P

B

Y

VIDEO OUT

DVD player etc.

Select one

R

AUDIO OUT

ANALOG

L

DIGITAL OUT

COAXIAL OPTICAL

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HDMI

ASSIGNABLE

1 4

BD IN IN 1 IN 2 IN 3 IN 4 OUT LAN COAXIAL

(10/100)

IN 1

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2

IN 1 IN 2

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

AD

(OUTPUT 5

(DVD) (CD)

PRE OUT

(TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)

COMPONENT VIDEO

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1

(DVD)

IN 2

(DVR/BDR)

Y Y

AUDIO

L

P

B

P

R

Y

P

B

ANTENNA

P

B

R

ZONE 2

OUT

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

P

R

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

RS-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

CD

IN

R

CD-R/TAPE

OUT IN

FRONT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTER

R

AM LOOP

SURROUND

F

L

IN

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

P

R

SPEAKERS

A

This connection is required in order to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver.

R

ANALOG

AUDIO OUT

L OPTICAL

DIGITAL OUT

Select one HDMI IN

HDMI/DVI-compatible TV

• If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio cables.

• If the connection was made using an optical cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the DVD player to (see The Input Setup menu on page 44).

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Connecting your TV with no HDMI input

This diagram shows connections of a TV (with no HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component) to the receiver.

• With these connections, the picture is not output to the TV even if the DVD player is connected with an HDMI cable. Connect the DVD player’s video signals using a composite or component cord.

Select one

COMPONENT VIDEO OUT

P

R

P

B

Y

VIDEO OUT HDMI OUT

DVD player etc.

Select one

R

AUDIO OUT

ANALOG

L

DIGITAL OUT

COAXIAL OPTICAL

• If the connection was made using an optical cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the DVD player to (see The

Input Setup menu on page 44).

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HDMI

ASSIGNABLE 1 4

BD IN IN 1 IN 2 IN 3 IN 4 OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1

(DVD)

Y

IN 2

(DVR/BDR)

Y

AUDIO

L

P

B

P

R

ANTENNA

R

ZONE 2

OUT

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

CD

IN

R

CD-R/TAPE

OUT IN

FRONT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTER

R

AM LOOP

SURROUND

Y

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

LAN COAXIAL

(10/100) IN 1

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2

(DVD) (CD)

IN 1 IN 2

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

(OUTPU

(TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)

PRE OUT

P

B

RS-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

IN

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

P

R

SPEAKERS A

P

R

P

B

Y

COMPONENT VIDEO IN

Select one

VIDEO IN

R

ANALOG

AUDIO OUT

L OPTICAL

DIGITAL OUT

Select one

This connection is required in order to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver.

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TV

• Connect using an HDMI cable to listen to HD audio on the receiver. Do not use an HDMI cable to input video signals.

Depending on the video component, it may not be possible to output signals connected by

HDMI and other methods simultaneously, and it may be necessary to make output settings.

Please refer to the operating instructions supplied with your component

for more information.

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Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box

Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial digital TV tuners are all examples of so-called

‘set-top boxes’.

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N 2 IN 3 IN 4 OUT LAN COAXIAL

(10/100)

IN 1

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2

(DVD) (CD)

IN 1 IN 2

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ADAPTER POR

(OUTPUT 5 V 100 mA MAX

(TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)

PRE OUT

ANTENNA

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

CD

IN

R

CD-R/TAPE

OUT IN

FRONT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTER

R

AM LOOP

SURROUND

FM UNBAL 75

L R

SURROU

RIGGER

T 12 V

0 mA MAX)

2

IN

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

SPEAKERS

A

Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder and other video sources

This receiver has two sets of audio/video inputs and outputs suitable for connecting analog or digital video devices, including HDD/DVD recorders and BD recorders.

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IN 1 IN 2 IN 3 IN 4 OUT LAN COAXIAL

(10/100)

IN 1

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2

(DVD) (CD)

IN 1 IN 2

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

(OUTP

(TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)

PRE OUT

Y

2

R/BDR)

AUDIO

L

ANTENNA

B

R

ZONE 2

OUT

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

R

R

DEO

S-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

CD

IN

R

CD-R/TAPE

OUT IN

FRONT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTER

R

AM LOOP

SURROUND

IN

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

SPEAKERS A

VIDEO OUT

R

ANALOG

AUDIO OUT

L COAXIAL OPTICAL

DIGITAL OUT

Select one

STB

• If the connection was made using a coaxial cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the set-top box to (see The Input Setup menu on page 44).

R ANALOG

AUDIO IN

L

VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT

R

ANALOG

AUDIO OUT

L

COAXIAL OPTICAL

DIGITAL OUT

Select one

HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc.

• If the connection was made using a coaxial cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the recorder to

(see The Input Setup menu on page 44).

• In order to record, you must connect the analog audio cables (the digital connection is for playback only).

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Connecting other audio components

This receiver has both digital and analog inputs, allowing you to connect audio components for playback.

One of these inputs have corresponding outputs for use with analog audio recorders.

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IN 4 OUT LAN COAXIAL

(10/100)

IN 1

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2

IN 1 IN 2

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ADAPTER PORT

(OUTPUT 5 V 100 mA MAX)

(DVD) (CD)

PRE OUT

(TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)

ANTENNA

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

CD

IN

R

CD-R/TAPE

OUT IN

FRONT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTER

R

AM LOOP

SURROUND

FM UNBAL 75

L R

SURROUND

• If your turntable has line-level outputs (i.e., it has a built-in phono pre-amp), connect it to the CD inputs instead.

• If you’re connecting a recorder, connect the analog audio outputs to the analog audio inputs on the recorder.

About the WMA9 Pro decoder

This unit has an on-board Windows Media™

Audio 9 Professional

1

(WMA9 Pro) decoder, so it is possible to playback WMA9 Pro-encoded audio using HDMI, coaxial or optical digital connection when connected to a WMA9 Procompatible player. However, the connected

DVD player, set-top box, etc. must be able to output WMA9 Pro format audio signals through a coaxial or optical digital output.

CONTROL

IN OUT

SPEAKERS

A

R

REC

AUDIO IN

L

R ANALOG

AUDIO OUT

L

COAXIAL OPTICAL

DIGITAL OUT

Select one

CD-R, MD, DAT, etc.

• If the connection was made using an optical cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the component to (see The Input Setup menu on page 44).

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Note

1 • Windows Media and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United

States and/or other countries.

• With WMA9 Pro, sound problems may occur depending on your computer system. Note that WMA9 Pro 96 kHz sources will be downsampled to 48 kHz.

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Connecting AM/FM antennas

Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna as shown below. To improve reception and sound quality, connect external antennas

(see Connecting external antennas below).

fig. a fig. b fig. c

4 Place the AM antenna on a flat surface and in a direction giving the best reception.

5 Connect the FM wire antenna into the FM antenna socket.

For best results, extend the FM antenna fully and fix to a wall or door frame. Don’t drape loosely or leave coiled up.

Connecting external antennas

To improve FM reception connect an external

FM antenna to

FM UNBAL 75

Ω.

3

1 2

75

Ω coaxial cable

4

5

ANTENNA

AM LOOP FM UNBAL 75

1 Pull off the protective shields of both AM antenna wires.

2 Push open the tabs, then insert one wire fully into each terminal, then release the tabs to secure the AM antenna wires.

3 Fix the AM loop antenna to the attached stand.

To fix the stand to the antenna, bend in the direction indicated by the arrow (fig. a) then clip the loop onto the stand (fig. b).

• If you plan to mount the AM antenna to a wall or other surface, secure the stand with screws (fig. c) before clipping the loop to the stand. Make sure the reception is clear.

ANTENNA

AM LOOP FM UNBAL 75

To improve AM reception, connect a 5 m to 6 m

(16 ft. to 20 ft.) length of vinyl-coated wire to the

AM LOOP terminals without disconnecting the supplied AM loop antenna.

For the best possible reception, suspend horizontally outdoors.

Outdoor antenna

ANTENNA

5 m to 6 m

(16 ft. to 20 ft.)

Indoor antenna

(vinyl-coated wire)

AM LOOP FM UNBAL 75

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MULTI-ZONE setup

This receiver can power up to two independent systems in separate rooms after you have made the proper MULTI-ZONE connections.

Different sources can be playing in two zones at the same time or, depending on your needs, the same source can also be used. The main and sub zone have independent power (the main zone power can be off while sub zone is on) and the sub zone can be controlled by the remote or front panel controls.

Making MULTI-ZONE connections

It is possible to make these connections if you have a separate speakers and TV monitor

1

for the sub zone ( ZONE 2). You will also need a separate amplifier if you are not using the

MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker terminals

(ZONE 2) on page 33 for the sub zone.

MULTI-ZONE listening options

The following table shows the signals that can be output to ZONE 2:

Sub Zone Input functions available

ZONE 2

DVD, TV/SAT, DVR/BDR, VIDEO a

,

VIDEO1/2 b

, INTERNET RADIO a

, iPod/

USB a

, CD, CD-R/TAPE, TUNER,

ADAPTER PORT, SIRIUS

(Outputs analog audio and composite video.) a.VSX-31 only.

b.VSX-30 only.

Basic MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 2)

1 Connect a separate amplifier to the

AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT jacks and a TV monitor

1 to the VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT jack, both on this receiver.

2 Connect a pair of speakers to the sub zone amplifier.

Sub zone Main zone

VSX-31 only

VIDEO IN

R

AUDIO IN

L

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HDMI

ASSIGNABLE 1 4

BD IN IN 1 IN

COMPONENT VIDEO

IN 1

(DVD)

Y

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2

(DVR)

Y

AUDIO

L

P

B

P R

Y

P

B

R

ZONE 2

OUT

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

RS-232C

12 V TR

(OUTPUT

TOTAL 50

1

P

R

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MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 2)

You must select ZONE 2 in Speaker system

setting on page 105 to use this setup.

1 Connect a pair of speakers to the surround back speaker terminals on this receiver.

2

VSX-31 only:

Connect a TV monitor to the

VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT jacks on this receiver.

Sub zone

Main zone

L

VSX-31 only

VIDEO IN

R

Connecting Optional Bluetooth

ADAPTER

When the Bluetooth ADAPTER (Pioneer Model

No. AS-BT100) is connected to this receiver, a product equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology (portable cell phone, digital music player, etc.) can be used to listen to music wirelessly.

1

VSX-31

COAXIAL

IN 1

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2

IN 1 IN 2

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ADAPTER PORT

(OUTPUT 5 V 100 mA MAX)

(DVD) (CD)

PRE OUT

(TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)

SIRIUS

IN

ANTENNA

TAPE

IN

ONT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTER

R

AM LOOP

SURROUND

FM UNBAL 75

L R

SURROUND BACK

L (Single)

FRO

VSX-31

HDMI

ASSIGNABLE

1 4

BD IN IN 1 AL

ABLE

2

ADAPTER PORT

OUTPUT 5 V 500 mA MAX)

SIRIU

IN

COMPONENT VIDEO

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1

(DVD)

Y

IN 2

(DVR/BDR)

Y

AUDIO

L

Y

R

ZONE 2

OUT

OP

D

DV

L R

SURROUND BACK

L (Single)

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

RS-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

SPEAKERS

A

Bluetooth® ADAPTER

• Switch the receiver into standby and connect

Bluetooth

ADAPTER to the ADAPTER

PORT.

• For instructions on playing the contents of

Bluetooth wireless technology device, see

Bluetooth® ADAPTER for Wireless

Enjoyment of Music on page 54.

Important

• Do not move the receiver with the

Bluetooth ADAPTER connected. Doing so could cause damage or faulty contact.

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1 • The Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device must supports A2DP profiles.

• Pioneer does not guarantee proper connection and operation of this unit with all Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices.

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Connecting a SiriusConnect™

Tuner

To receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio broadcasts, you will need to activate your SiriusConnect™ tuner.

Connecting to the network through LAN interface

By connecting this receiver to the network via the LAN terminal, you can listen to Internet radio stations.

1

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ADAPTER PORT

(OUTPUT 5 V 100 mA MAX)

VR/BDR)

SIRIUS

IN

IN 4 OUT LAN COAXIAL

(10/100)

IN 1

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2

I

(DVD) (CD)

PRE OUT

AM LOOP

URROUND

FM UNBAL 75

L R

SURROUND BACK

L (Single)

SPEAKERS

FRONT HEIGHT/WIDE/

R L

B

Internet

Modem

D TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

CD

IN

R

CD-R/TAPE

OUT IN

FRONT

SUBWOOFER

L

CENTE

S

A

T

CONTROL

IN OUT

Antenna

SIRIUS

H

SIRIUS

H

SiriusConnect™

HOME tuner

AC adapter

You will also need to connect the antenna and

AC adapter to the SiriusConnect™ tuner.

• For instructions on playing the SIRIUS

Radio, see Listening to Satellite Radio on page 58.

VSX-31

LAN

3 2 1

Router

WAN

to LAN port

LAN cable

(sold separately)

PC

Connect the LAN terminal on this receiver to the LAN terminal on your router (with or without the built-in DHCP server function) with a straight LAN cable (CAT 5 or higher).

Turn on the DHCP server function of your router. In case your router does not have the built-in DHCP server function, it is necessary to set up the network manually. For details, see

Network Setup menu on page 108.

LAN terminal specifications

LAN terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ethernet jack

10BASE-T/100BASE-TX

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1 To listen to Internet radio stations, you must sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) beforehand.

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Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel input

(VSX-31 only)

There is an HDMI input terminal on the front panel. High quality pictures can be viewed via the receiver simply by connecting an HDMIequipped video camera with a single HDMI cable. HDMI-equipped components other than video cameras can also be connected to this terminal.

Connecting to the front panel video terminal

(VSX-30 only)

Front video connections are accessed via the

INPUT SELECTOR dial (front panel) or INPUT

SELECT buttons (remote control). There are standard audio/video jacks. Hook them up the same way you made the rear panel connections.

CONTROL ON / OFF

MASTER

VOLUME

CONTROL ON / OFF

MASTER

VOLUME

USB iPod iPhone

VIDEO

VIDEO INPUT

L AUDIO R

MCACC

SETUP MIC

MCACC

SETUP MIC iPod iPhone

USB

VIDEO CAMERA

HDMI 5

03

VIDEO AUDIO

OUTPUT

TV game, video camera, etc.

Video camera, etc.

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Connecting an iPod

This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio content from your iPod using the controls of this receiver.

• Switch the receiver into standby then use the supplied iPod cable to connect your iPod to the iPod/iPhone/USB terminal on the front panel of this receiver.

• It is also possible to connect using the cable included with the iPod, but in this case it is not possible to view pictures via the receiver.

• For the cable connection, also refer to the operating instructions for your iPod.

VSX-31:

CONTROL ON / OFF

MASTER

VOLUME

VSX-30:

CONTROL ON / OFF

USB iPod iPhone

VIDEO

VIDEO INPUT

L AUDIO R

MCACC

SETUP MIC

iPod cable

(supplied)

MENU



 iPod

MASTER

VOLUME

MCACC

SETUP MIC iPod iPhone

USB

VIDEO CAMERA

HDMI 5

iPod cable

(supplied)

MENU

 iPod

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Connecting a USB device

It is possible to play audio and photo files by connecting USB devices to this receiver. It is also possible to connect a USB keyboard (USinternational layout) to the receiver to enter text in the following GUI screens.

• Change the input name in the Input Setup menu (page 45).

• Add names to radio station presets

(page 53).

• Enter Internet radio station URLs (page 56).

• Switch the receiver into standby then connect your USB device to the iPod/iPhone/

USB terminal on the front panel of this receiver.

1

CONTROL ON / OFF

MCACC

SETUP MIC iPod iPhone

USB

VIDEO CAMERA

HDMI 5

MASTER

VOLUME

VSX-31

Connecting a USB device for

Advanced MCACC output

When using Auto MCACC (page 91) or

Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional (page 97) to calibrate the reverb characteristics of your listening room, the 3D graphs of the reverb characteristics in your listening room (before and after calibration) can be checked on a computer screen.

The various MCACC parameters can also be checked on the computer. MCACC data and parameters are transferred from this receiver to a USB device and by connecting the USB device to a computer, the data is imported via the MCACC software in the computer.

The MCACC software to output the results is available from the support area of the Pioneer website (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/

PUSA/Home+Entertainment+Custom+Install).

Instructions for using the software are also available here. If you have any questions regarding, please contact the Customer

Support Division of Pioneer.

See the documentation provided with the

Advanced MCACC PC Display Application

Software for more information.

• For the USB device connection and operations, see Output MCACC data on page 101.

2

USB mass storage device

CONTROL ON / OFF

MASTER

VOLUME

USB keyboard

MCACC

SETUP MIC iPod iPhone

USB

VIDEO CAMERA

HDMI 5

VSX-31

USB mass storage device

Note

1 This receiver does not support a USB hub.

2 The various parameters and the reverb characteristics data used for display on the computer are not cleared when the power is turned off (see Output MCACC data on page 101).

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Connecting an IR receiver

If you keep your stereo components in a closed cabinet or shelving unit, or you wish to use the sub zone remote control in another zone, you can use an optional IR receiver (such as a Niles or Xantech unit) to control your system instead of the remote sensor on the front panel of this receiver.

1

1 Connect the IR receiver sensor to the IR IN jack on the rear of this receiver.

Closet or shelving unit

Pioneer component

Non-Pioneer component

2 Connect the IR IN jack of another component to the IR OUT jack on the rear of this receiver to link it to the IR receiver.

Please see the manual supplied with your IR receiver for the type of cable necessary for the connection.

• If you want to link a Pioneer component to the IR receiver, see Operating other Pioneer

components with this unit’s sensor below to connect to the

CONTROL jacks instead of the

IR OUT jack.

CONTROL

IN OUT

IR

IN

HDMI

ASSIGNABLE 1 4

BD IN IN 1 IN 2 IN 3 IN 4 OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO

ASSIGNABLE

Y Y

Y

AUDIO

L

R

ZONE 2

OUT

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

RS-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

IN

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

VSX-31

IR receiver

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Note

1 • Remote operation may not be possible if direct light from a strong fluorescent lamp is shining on the IR receiver remote sensor window.

• Note that other manufacturers may not use the IR terminology. Refer to the manual that came with your component to check for IR compatibility.

• If using two remote controls (at the same time), the IR receiver’s remote sensor takes priority over the remote sensor on the front panel.

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Operating other Pioneer components with this unit’s sensor

Many Pioneer components have SR CONTROL jacks which can be used to link components together so that you can use just the remote sensor of one component. When you use a remote control, the control signal is passed along the chain to the appropriate component.

1

HDMI

ASSIGNABLE

1 4

BD IN IN 1 IN 2 IN 3 IN 4 OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1

(DVD)

Y

IN 2

(DVR/BDR)

Y

AUDIO

L

Y

P

B

R

ZONE 2

OUT

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

P R

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

RS-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

IN

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

VSX-31

Important

• Note that if you use this feature, make sure

that you also have at least one set of analog

audio, video or HDMI jacks connected to another component for grounding purposes.

1 Decide which component you want to use the remote sensor of.

When you want to control any component in the chain, this is the remote sensor at which you’ll point the corresponding remote control.

2 Connect the CONTROL OUT jack of that component to the CONTROL IN jack of another Pioneer component.

Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each end for the connection.

IN OUT

CONTROL

IN

CONTROL

OUT

Continue the chain in the same way for as many components as you have.

03

Note

1 • If you want to control all your components using this receiver’s remote control, see Setting the remote to control

other components on page 81.

• If you have connected a remote control to the

CONTROL IN jack (using a mini-plug cable), you won’t be able to control this unit using the remote sensor.

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Switching components on and off using the 12 volt trigger

You can connect components in your system

(such as a screen or projector) to this receiver so that they switch on or off using 12 volt triggers when you select an input function.

However, you must specify which input functions switch on the trigger using the The

Input Setup menu on page 44. Note that this will only work with components that have a standby mode.

Plugging in the receiver

Only plug in after you have connected all your components to this receiver, including the speakers.

1 Plug the supplied power cord into the AC

IN socket on the back of the receiver.

2 Plug the other end into a power outlet.

1

HDMI

ASSIGNABLE 1 4

BD IN

COMPONENT VIDEO

ASSIGNABLE

IN 1

(DVD)

Y

IN 2

(DVR/BDR)

Y

AUDIO

L

R

ZONE 2

OUT

DVR/BDR

OUT IN

DVD

IN

TV/SAT

IN

VIDEO

IN

Y

MONITOR

OUT

VIDEO

RS-232C

12 V TRIGGER

(OUTPUT 12 V

TOTAL 50 mA MAX)

1 2

IN

IR

OUT

CONTROL

IN OUT

VSX-31

12 V TRIGGER

INPUT

IN 1 IN 2 IN 3 IN 4 OUT

• Connect the 12 V TRIGGER jack of this receiver to the 12 V trigger of another component.

Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each end for the connection.

After you’ve specified the input functions that will switch on the trigger, you’ll be able to switch the component on or off just by pressing the input function(s) you’ve set on page 45.

It is also possible to have the component switch not when the input function is switched, but when HDMI OUT is switched. For details, see HDMI Setup on page 68.

CAUTION

• Handle the power cord by the plug part. Do not pull out the plug by tugging the cord, and never touch the power cord when your hands are wet, as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of furniture, or other object on the power cord or pinch the cord in any other way. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cables. The power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company for a replacement.

• Do not use any power cord other than the one supplied with this unit.

• Do not use the supplied power cord for any purpose other than that described below.

• The receiver should be disconnected by removing the mains plug from the wall socket when not in regular use, e.g., when on vacation.

Note

1 After this receiver is connected to an AC outlet, a 2 second to 10 second HDMI initialization process begins. You cannot carry out any operations during this process. The

HDMI indicator in the front panel display blinks during this process, and you can turn on this receiver once it has stopped blinking. When you set the

Control to OFF, you can skip this process. For details about the

Control with HDMI function, see Control with HDMI function on page 67.

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Chapter 4:

Basic Setup

Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language)

The language used on the Graphical User

Interface (GUI) screen can be changed.

• The explanations in these operating instructions are for when English is selected for the GUI screen.

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.

2 Press

RECEIVER

on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.

A GUI screen appears on your TV. Use

//

/ and ENTER to navigate through the screens and select menu items. Press

RETURN to exit the current menu.

3 Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home

Menu.

4 Select ‘OSD Language’ from the System

Setup menu.

4.System Setup

A/V RECEIVER a. Manual SP Setup b. Input Setup c. OSD Language d. Network Setup e. Other Setup

6 Select ‘OK’ to change the language.

The setting is completed and the System Setup menu reappears automatically.

Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto

MCACC

The Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area, taking into account ambient noise, speaker connection and speaker size, and tests for both channel delay and channel level. After you have set up the microphone provided with your system, the receiver uses the information from a series of test tones to optimize the speaker settings and equalization for your particular room.

Make sure you do this before moving on to

Playing a source on page 46.

Important

• Make sure the microphone and speakers are not moved during the Auto MCACC

Setup.

• Using the Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any existing settings for the

MCACC preset you select.

• Before using the Auto MCACC Setup, the headphones should be disconnected.

Exit Return

5 Select the desired language.

English

French

German

Italian

Spanish

Dutch

Russian

CAUTION

• The test tones used in the Auto MCACC

Setup are output at high volume.

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THX

®

THX is a trademark of THX Ltd., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.

2 Connect the microphone to the MCACC

SETUP MIC jack on the front panel.

Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.

The Full Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone is connected.

2

1a.Full Auto MCACC

A/V RECEIVER

Speaker System

EQ Type

: Normal(SB/FH)

: SYMMETRY

THX Speaker : NO

START

CONTROL ON / OFF

MCACC

SETUP MIC iPod iPhone

USB

VIDEO CAMERA

HDMI 5

Microphone

Tripod

If you have a tripod, use it to place the

MASTER

VOLUME

VSX-31 microphone so that it’s about ear level at your normal listening position. If you do not have a tripod, use some other object to install the microphone.

1

Exit Return

3 Select the parameters you want to set.

3

If the speakers are connected using any setup other than the Front height setup, be sure to set Speaker System before the Auto MCACC

Setup. See Speaker system setting on page 105.

Speaker System

4

– Select your speaker system setting.

EQ Type – This determines how the frequency balance is adjusted.

MCACC – The six MCACC presets are used for storing surround sound settings for different listening positions. Simply choose an unused preset for now (you can rename it later in Data Management on page 102).

THX Speaker – Select YES if you are using

THX speakers (set all speakers to SMALL), otherwise leave it set to NO.

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Note

1 Install the microphone on a stable floor. Placing the microphone on any of the following surfaces may make accurate measurement impossible:

• Sofas or other soft surfaces.

• High places such as tabletops and sofa tops.

2 If you leave the GUI screen for over five minutes, the screen saver will appear.

3 • When data measurement is taken, the reverb characteristics data (both before- and after-calibration) that this receiver had been storing will be overwritten. If you want to save the reverb characteristics data before measuring, connect a USB memory device to this receiver and transfer the data.

• When measurement is taken of reverb characteristics data other than

SYMMETRY, the data are not measured after the correction. If you will need to measure after correcting data, take the measurement using the EQ Professional menu in the Manual MCACC setup (page 97).

4 If you are planning on bi-amping your front speakers, or setting up a separate speaker system in another room, read through Speaker system setting on page 105 and make sure to connect your speakers as necessary before continuing to step 4.

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4 Press RECEIVER and then select START.

5 Follow the instructions on-screen.

Make sure the microphone is connected, and if you’re using a subwoofer, make sure it is switched on and set to a comfortable volume level.

6 Wait for the test tones to finish, then confirm the speaker configuration in the GUI screen.

A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers present in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while it’s doing this.

1

If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the speaker configuration check screen is being displayed, the Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this case, you don’t need to select ‘ OK’ and press ENTER in step 7.

• With error messages (such as

Too much

ambient noise! or Check microphone.), select RETRY after checking for ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto

MCACC Setup on page 44) and verifying the mic connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply select GO NEXT and continue.

1a.Full Auto MCACC

A/V RECEIVER

Now Analyzing... 2/9

Environment Check

Ambient Noise : OK

Microphone :

Speaker YES/NO :

Exit

1a.Full Auto MCACC

A/V RECEIVER

L : YES

FHL : YES

C : YES

FHR : YES

Cancel

R : YES

YES

SBR : YES

SBL : YES

SL : YES

10

SW : YES

OK RETRY

Exit Cancel

The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the actual speakers you have.

• If you see an ERR message (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t correct), there may be a problem with the speaker connection.

If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the power and check the speaker connections. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use

/ to select the speaker and

/ to change the setting and continue.

• If Reverse Phase is displayed, the speaker’s wiring (+ and –) may be inverted.

Check the speaker connections.

2

If the connections were wrong, turn off the power, disconnect the power cord, then reconnect properly. After this, perform the

Full Auto MCACC procedure again.

– If the connections were right, select

GO

NEXT and continue.

7 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press

ENTER.

A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs more test tones to determine the optimum receiver settings for

Channel Level, Speaker Distance, Standing

Wave and Acoustic Cal EQ.

Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is happening. It may take 3 to 10 minutes.

8 The Auto MCACC Setup procedure is completed and the Home Menu menu reappears automatically.

3

Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this receiver upon completion of the Auto

MCACC Setup.

Note

1 Do not adjust the volume during the test tones. This may result in incorrect speaker settings.

2 If the speaker is not pointed to the microphone (listening position) or when using speakers that affect the phase

(dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.),

Reverse Phase may be displayed even if the speakers are properly connected.

3 You can also choose to view the settings from the

MCACC Data Check screen. See Checking MCACC Data on page 100 for more on this.

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The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup should give you excellent surround sound from your system, but it is also possible to adjust these settings manually using The Advanced

MCACC menu on page 90 or The System Setup

and Other Setup menus on page 104.

1

Problems when using the Auto

MCACC Setup

If the room environment is not optimal for the

Auto MCACC Setup (too much background noise, echo off the walls, obstacles blocking the speakers from the microphone) the final settings may be incorrect. Check for household appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan, etc.), that may be affecting the environment and switch them off if necessary. If there are any instructions showing in the front panel display, please follow them.

• Some older TVs may interfere with the operation of the microphone. If this seems to be happening, switch off the TV when doing the Auto MCACC Setup.

2 Press RECEIVER on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use

/// and

ENTER to navigate through the screens and select menu items. Press

RETURN to confirm and exit the current menu.

3 Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home

Menu.

4 Select ‘Input Setup’ from the System

Setup menu.

4.System Setup

A/V RECEIVER a. Manual SP Setup b. Input Setup c. OSD Language d. Network Setup e. Other Setup

4b.Input Setup

A/V RECEIVER

Exit

Input Name

Input Skip

Digital In

HDMI Input

Component In

12V Trigger1

12V Trigger2

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

Rename

OFF

Comp-1

OFF

OFF

Exit Finish

The Input Setup menu

You only need to make settings in the

Input

Setup menu if you didn’t hook up your digital equipment according to the default settings

(see Input function default and possible

settings on page 45). In this case, you need to tell the receiver what equipment is hooked up to which terminal so the buttons on the remote control correspond to the components you’ve connected.

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.

Use

RECEIVER to switch on.

5 Select the input function that you want to set up.

The default names correspond with the names next to the terminals on the rear panel (such as

DVD) which, in turn, correspond with the names on the remote control.

6 Select the input(s) to which you’ve connected your component.

For example, if your DVD player only has an optical output, you will need to change the

DVD input function’s Digital In setting from

COAX-1 (default) to the optical input you’ve connected it to.The numbering ( OPT-1 to 2) corresponds with the numbers beside the inputs on the back of the receiver.

Note

1 • Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12 cm (5 inches) will end up with different size settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker setup on page 104.

• The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to be changed.

• If Auto MCACC Setup measurement results are incorrect due to the interaction of the speakers and viewing environment, we recommend adjusting the settings manually.

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• If your component is connected via a component video cable to an input terminal other than the default, you must tell the receiver which input terminal your component is connected to, or else you may see the composite video signals instead of the component video signals.

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7 When you’re finished, proceed to the settings for other inputs.

There are optional settings in addition to the assignment of the input jacks:

Input Name – You can choose to rename the input function for easier identification.

Select

Rename to do so, or Default to return to the system default.

Input Skip – When set to ON, that input is skipped when selecting the input using

INPUT SELECT or the front panel INPUT

SELECTOR dial. (DVD and other inputs can be still be selected directly with the input function buttons.)

12V Trigger1/2 – After connecting a component to one of the 12 volt triggers

(see Switching components on and off

using the 12 volt trigger on page 40), select

MAIN, ZONE 2 or OFF for the corresponding trigger setting to switch it on automatically along with the (main or sub) zone specified.

4b.Input Setup

A/V RECEIVER

Input Name

Input Skip

Digital In

HDMI Input

Component In

12V Trigger1

12V Trigger2

:

:

:

:

:

:

:

Rename

OFF

COAX-1

- - -

Comp-1

OFF

OFF

Exit Finish

8 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the System Setup menu.

Input function default and possible settings

The terminals on the receiver generally correspond to the name of one of the input functions. If you have connected components to this receiver differently from (or in addition to) the defaults below, see The Input Setup

menu on page 44 to tell the receiver how you’ve connected up. The dots (

) indicate possible assignments.

Input function

DVD

BD

TV/SAT

DVR/BDR

VIDEO b

/

VIDEO 1 c

VIDEO 2 c

HDMI 1

Digital

COAX-1

Input Terminals

HDMI Component

 a

IN 1

OPT-1

OPT-2

HDMI 2

HDMI 3

HDMI 4 b

HDMI 5 b

(front panel)

INTERNET

RADIO iPod/USB

CD

CD-R/TAPE

TUNER

ADAPTER PORT

SIRIUS

COAX-2 b

(

( BD)

 a

 a

 a

HDMI-1)

( HDMI-2)

(

HDMI-3)

(

HDMI-4)

(

HDMI-5)

IN 2

 a.With Control set to ON in the HDMI Setup, assignments cannot be made (see Control with HDMI

function on page 67).

b.VSX-31 only c.VSX-30 only

Note

1 For high-definition video (using component video connections), or when digital video conversion is switched off (in

Setting the Video options on page 75), you must connect your TV to this receiver using the same type of video cable as you used to connect your video component.

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Chapter 5:

Basic playback

Playing a source

Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as a DVD disc) with your home theater system.

1 Switch on your system components and receiver.

Start by switching on the playback component

(for example a DVD player), your TV

1

and subwoofer (if you have one), then the receiver

(press

RECEIVER).

• Make sure the setup microphone is disconnected.

2 Select the input function you want to play.

You can use the input function buttons on the remote control, INPUT SELECT, or the front panel INPUT SELECTOR dial.

2

3 Press

RECEIVER

, then press AUTO/ALC/

DIRECT (AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) to select ‘AUTO SURROUND’ and start playback of the source.

3

If you’re playing a Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound DVD disc, you should hear surround sound. If you are playing a stereo source, you will only hear sound from the front left/right speakers in the default listening mode.

• See also Listening to your system on page 61 for information on different ways of listening to sources.

It is possible to check on the front panel display whether or not multi-channel playback is being performed properly.

When using a surround back speaker,

PLIIx

MOVIE is displayed when playing Dolby Digital signals, and DTS+Neo:6 is displayed when playing DTS 5.1-channel signals.

If the display does not correspond to the input signal and listening mode, check the connections and settings.

4 Use the volume control to adjust the volume level.

Turn down the volume of your TV so that all sound is coming from the speakers connected to this receiver.

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1 Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver (for example, if you connected this receiver to the

VIDEO jacks on your TV, make sure that the

VIDEO input is now selected).

2 If you need to manually switch the input signal type press

SIGNAL SEL (page 65).

3 • You may need to check the digital audio output settings on your DVD player or digital satellite receiver.

• Depending on your DVD player or source discs, you may only get digital 2 channel stereo and analog sound. In this case, the receiver must be set to a multichannel listening mode (see Listening in surround sound on page 61 if you need to do this) if you want multichannel surround sound.

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Playing a source with HDMI connection

• Use INPUT SELECT to select the HDMI input you’ve connected to (for example,

HDMI 1).

You can also perform the same operation by using the INPUT SELECTOR dial on the front panel or by pressing HDMI on the remote control repeatedly.

• Set the HDMI parameter in Setting the

Audio options on page 72 to

THROUGH if you want to hear HDMI audio output from your TV (no sound will be heard from this receiver).

• If the video signal does not appear on your

TV, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display. Note that some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In this case, use an analog video connection.

Playing an iPod

This receiver has the iPod/iPhone/USB terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio content from your iPod using the controls of this receiver.

1

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.

See Connecting an iPod on page 36.

• It is also possible to operate the iPod on the iPod itself, without using the TV screen. For details, see Switching the iPod controls on page 48.

2 Press iPod USB on the remote control to switch the receiver to the iPod/USB.

Loading appears in the GUI screen while the receiver verifies the connection and retrieves data from the iPod.

When the display shows the iPod top menu you’re ready to playback from the iPod.

2

Playing back files stored on an iPod

To navigate songs on your iPod, you can take advantage of the GUI screen of your TV connected to this receiver.

3

You can also control all operations for music in the front panel display of this receiver.

Note

1 • This system is compatible with the audio and video of the iPod nano (audio only for the iPod nano 1G/2G), iPod fifth generation (audio only), iPod classic, iPod touch and iPhone. However, some of the functions may be restricted for some models. The system is not compatible with the iPod shuffle.

• Compatibility may vary depending on the software version of your iPod and iPhone. Please be sure to use the latest available software version.

• iPod and iPhone are licensed for reproduction of non-copyrighted materials or materials the user is legally permitted to reproduce.

• Features such as the equalizer cannot be controlled using this receiver, and we recommend switching the equalizer off before connecting.

• Pioneer cannot under any circumstances accept responsibility for any direct or indirect loss arising from any inconvenience or loss of recorded material resulting from the iPod failure.

2 • The controls of your iPod will be inoperable when connected to this receiver.

VSX-31 only: The sub zone OSD screen shows the same content as the main zone GUI screen. Note, however, that characters other than alphanumeric letters and numbers cannot be displayed and will be replaced by

#.

• VSX-30 only: iPod/USB function cannot be selected for the MULTI-ZONE feature (page 77).

3 • Note that characters that cannot be displayed on this receiver are displayed as

#.

• This feature is not available for photos on your iPod. To display photos, switch iPod operation to the iPod (see

Switching the iPod controls on page 48).

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Finding what you want to play

When your iPod is connected to this receiver, you can browse songs stored on your iPod by playlist, artist name, album name, song name, genre or composer, similar to using your iPod directly.

1 Use

/ to select ‘Music’ from the iPod

top menu.

2 Use

/ to select a category, then press

ENTER to browse that category.

• To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.

3 Use

/ to browse the selected category

(e.g., albums).

• Use

/ to move to previous/next levels.

4 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press

to start

playback.

1

Switching the iPod controls

3

You can switch over the iPod controls between the iPod and the receiver.

1 Press iPod CTRL to switch the iPod controls.

This enables operation and display on your iPod, and this receiver’s remote control and

GUI screen become inactive.

2 Press iPod CTRL again to switch back to the receiver controls.

Tip

• Change the receiver’s input to the iPod in one action by pressing the

iPod iPhone

DIRECT CONTROL button on the front panel to enable

iPod operations on the iPod.

Tip

• You can play all of the songs in a particular category by selecting the All item at the top of each category list. For example, you can play all the songs by a particular artist.

Basic playback controls

This receiver’s remote control buttons can be used for basic playback of files stored on an iPod.

2

• Press iPod USB to switch the remote control to the iPod/USB operation mode.

AUDIO

PARAMETER

LIST

VIDEO

PARAMETER

TUNE TOOLS

TOP MENU

BAND

T.EDIT

GUIDE

PRESET ENTER PRESET

CATEGORY

HOME

MENU iPod CTRL

TUNE

RETURN

HDD

PGM

DVD

MEMORY MENU

PHASE CTRL STATUS

TV / DTV MPX PQLS

S.RETRIEVER

1 2

SIGNAL SEL

4

MCACC

5

MIDNIGHT AUDIO

3

SLEEP

6

INFO

DISP

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1 If you’re in the song category, you can also press

ENTER to start playback.

2 During Audiobook playback, press

/ to switch the playback speed: Faster  Normal  Slower

3 You cannot use this function, when an iPod of fifth generation or iPod nano of first generation is connected.

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Playing a USB device

It is possible to play files

1

using the USB interface on the front of this receiver.

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.

See Connecting a USB device on page 37.

2

2 Press iPod USB on the remote control to switch the receiver to the iPod/USB.

3

Loading appears in the GUI screen as this receiver starts recognizing the USB device connected.

4

When the display shows the

USB

Top menu you’re ready to play from the USB device.

Important

If an Over Current message lights in the display, the power requirements of the USB device are too high for this receiver. Try following the points below:

• Switch the receiver off, then on again.

• Reconnect the USB device with the receiver switched off.

• Use a dedicated AC adapter (supplied with the device) for USB power.

If this doesn’t remedy the problem, it is likely your USB device is incompatible.

Playing back audio files stored on a

USB memory device

The maximum number of levels that you can select in Step 2 (below) is 8. Also, you can display and play back up to 30 000 folders and files within a USB memory device.

5

1 Use

/ to select ‘Music’ from the USB

Top menu.

2 Use

/ to select a folder, then press

ENTER to browse that folder.

• To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.

3 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press

to start

playback.

6

Basic playback controls

This receiver’s remote control buttons can be used for basic playback of files stored on USB memory devices.

• Press

iPod USB to switch the remote control to the iPod/USB operation mode.

AUDIO

PARAMETER

LIST

VIDEO

PARAMETER

TUNE TOOLS

TOP MENU

BAND

T.EDIT

GUIDE

HDD

PGM

DVD

MEMORY MENU

PHASE CTRL STATUS

TV / DTV MPX PQLS

PRESET ENTER PRESET

CATEGORY

HOME

MENU iPod CTRL

TUNE

RETURN

S.RETRIEVER

1 2

SIGNAL SEL

4

MCACC

5

MIDNIGHT

3

AUDIO

SLEEP

6

INFO

DISP

Note

1 • Compatible USB devices include external magnetic hard drives, portable flash memory drives (particularly key drives) and digital audio players (MP3 players) of format FAT12/16/32. It is not possible to connect this unit to a personal computer for USB playback.

• Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and assumes no responsibility for any loss of data that may occur when connected to this receiver.

2 Make sure the receiver is in standby when disconnecting the USB device.

3 The iPod/USB function cannot be selected in the main zone when the Internet radio function is selected in the sub zone. Also, the iPod/USB function cannot be selected in the sub zone when the Internet radio function is selected in the main zone.

4 When a USB memory device with a large capacity is connected, it may take some time to read all the contents.

5 Note that characters that cannot be displayed on this receiver are displayed as

#.

6 • If the file selected cannot be played back, this receiver automatically skips to the next file playable.

• When the file currently being played back has no title assigned to it, the file name is displayed in the GUI screen instead; when neither the album name nor the artist name is present, the row is displayed as a blank space.

• VSX-31 only: iPod/USB function cannot be selected for the MULTI-ZONE feature (page 77).

• Playback stops when the last song in a USB memory device is played back to the end.

• Copyrighted audio files cannot be played back on this receiver.

• DRM-protected audio files cannot be played back on this receiver.

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Playing back photo files stored on a

USB memory device

1

1 Use

/ to select ‘Photos’ from the USB

Top menu.

2 Use

/ to select a folder, then press

ENTER to browse that folder.

To return to the previous level any time, press

RETURN

.

3 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press

to start playback.

2

The selected content is displayed in full screen and a slideshow starts.

After a slideshow launches, pressing ENTER toggles between play and pause (only when

Theme on the Slideshow Setup is set to

Normal (OFF)).

Basic playback controls

Button(s) What it does

ENTER,

 Starts displaying a photo and playing a slideshow.

RETURN,

 a

 a

 a

DISP

a

Stops the Player and returns to the previous menu.

Displays the previous photo content.

Displays the next photo content.

Pauses/unpauses the slideshow.

Displays the photo information.

a.You can only use this button when Theme on the

Slideshow Setup is set to Normal (OFF).

Slideshow Setup

Make the various settings for playing slideshows of photo files here.

1 Use

/ to select ‘Slideshow Setup’

from the USB Top menu.

2 Select the setting you want.

Theme – Add various effects to the slideshow.

Interval – Set the interval for switching the photos. This may not be available depending on the Theme setting.

BGM – Play music files stored on the USB device while displaying photos.

Music Select – Select the folder containing the music files to be played when

BGM is set to

ON.

3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the USB Top menu.

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Note

1 Photo files cannot be played in the sub zone.

2 If the slideshow is left in the pause mode for five minutes, the list screen reappears.

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About playable file formats

The USB function of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats are not available for playback although they are listed as playable file formats.

Music files

Category Extension Stream

MP3

a .mp3

MPEG-1, 2, 2.5 Audio

Layer-3

WAV

WMA

.wav

.wma

LPCM

WMA8/9 b

Sampling frequency

Quantization bitrate

Channel

Bitrate

VBR/CBR

Sampling frequency

Quantization bitrate

Channel

Sampling frequency

Quantization bitrate

Channel

Bitrate

VBR/CBR

8 kHz to 48 kHz

16 bit

2 ch

8 kbps to 320 kbps

Supported/Supported

32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

8 bit, 16 bit

2 ch, Monaural

8 kHz to 48 kHz

16 bit

2 ch

8 kbps to 320 kbps

Supported/Supported

a.“MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.”

b.Files encoded using Windows Media Codec 9 may be playable but some parts of the specification are not supported; specifically, Pro, Lossless, Voice.

Photo files

Category Extension

JPEG

.jpg

.jpeg

.jpe

.jif

.jfif

Format

Resolution

Meeting the following conditions:

• Baseline JPEG format (including files recorded in Exif/DCF format)

• Y:Cb:Cr - 4:4:4, 4:2:2 or 4:2:0

30 to 8184 pixels vertical, 40 to 8184 pixels horizontal

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Listening to the radio

The following steps show you how to tune in to

FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and manual (step) tuning functions. If you already know the frequency of the station you want, see Tuning directly to a

station below. Once you are tuned to a station you can memorize the frequency for recall later—see Saving station presets below for more on how to do this.

1 Press TUNER to select the tuner.

2 Use BAND to change the band (FM or

AM), if necessary.

Each press switches the band between FM and

AM.

3 Tune to a station.

There are three ways to do this:

Automatic tuning – To search for stations in the currently selected band, press and hold

TUNE

/ for about a second. The receiver will start searching for the next station, stopping when it has found one.

Repeat to search for other stations.

Manual tuning – To change the frequency one step at a time, press

TUNE

/.

High speed tuning – Press and hold

TUNE

/ for high speed tuning. Release the button at the frequency you want.

Improving FM sound

If the TUNED or STEREO indicator doesn’t light when tuning to an FM station because the signal is weak, press MPX to switch the receiver into mono reception mode. This should improve the sound quality and allow you to enjoy the broadcast.

Using Neural Surround

This feature uses Neural Surround™ technologies to achieve optimal surround sound from FM radio.

• While listening to FM radio, press

AUTO/

ALC/DIRECT for Neural Surround listening.

See Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with

different input signal formats on page 126 for more on this.

The NEURAL SURROUND mode can be selected also with STANDARD.

Tuning directly to a station

Sometimes, you’ll already know the frequency of the station you want to listen to. In this case, you can simply enter the frequency directly using the number buttons on the remote control.

1 Press TUNER to select the tuner.

2 Use BAND to change the band (FM or

AM), if necessary.

Each press switches the band between FM and

AM.

3 Press D.ACCESS (Direct Access).

4 Use the number buttons to enter the frequency of the radio station.

For example, to tune to 106.00 (FM), press 1, 0,

6, 0, 0.

If you make a mistake halfway through, press

D.ACCESS twice to cancel the frequency and start over.

Saving station presets

If you often listen to a particular radio station, it’s convenient to have the receiver store the frequency for easy recall whenever you want to listen to that station. This saves the effort of manually tuning in each time. This receiver can memorize up to 63 stations, stored in seven banks, or classes (A to G) of 9 stations each.

When saving an FM frequency, the MPX setting (see above) is also stored.

1 Tune to a station you want to memorize.

See Listening to the radio above for more on this.

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2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).

The display shows PRESET MEMORY, then a blinking memory class.

3 Press CLASS to select one of the seven classes, then press PRESET

/ to select the

station preset you want.

You can also use the number buttons to select a station preset.

4 Press ENTER.

After pressing ENTER, the preset class and number stop blinking and the receiver stores the station.

Naming station presets

For easier identification, you can name your station presets.

1 Choose the station preset you want to name.

See Listening to station presets below for how to do this.

2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).

The display shows PRESET NAME, then a blinking cursor at the first character position.

3 Input the name you want.

Choose from the following characters for a name up to eight characters long.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

0123456789

!”#$%&’()

+,–./:;<=>?@[ \ ]^_{|} ˜ [space]

Use

/ to select a character, / to set the position, and

ENTER to confirm your selection.

Tip

• To erase a station name, simply repeat steps 1 to 3 and input eight spaces instead of a name.

• Once you have named a station preset, you can press DISP when listening to a station to switch the display between name and frequency.

Listening to station presets

You will need to have some presets stored to do this. See Saving station presets on page 52 if you haven’t done this already.

1 Press TUNER to select the tuner.

2 Press CLASS to select the class in which the station is stored.

Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A to G.

3 Press PRESET

/ to select the station

preset you want.

• You can also use the number buttons on the remote control to recall the station preset.

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Bluetooth

Wireless Enjoyment of Music

Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device: cell phone

® ADAPTER for

Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device:

Digital music p layer

Device not equipped with

Bluetooth wireless technology:

Digital music p layer

+

Bluetooth audio transmitter

(sold commercially)

Music data

This receiver

Bluetooth

®

ADAPTER

Remote control operation

Wireless music play

When the Bluetooth ADAPTER (Pioneer Model

No. AS-BT100) is connected to this unit, a product equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology (portable cell phone, digital music player, etc.) can be used to listen to music wirelessly. Also, by using a commercially available transmitter supporting Bluetooth wireless technology, you can listen to music on a device not equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology. The AS-BT100 model supports

SCMS-T contents protection, so music can also be enjoyed on devices equipped with

SCMS-T type Bluetooth wireless technology.

Remote control operation

The remote control supplied with this unit allows you to play and stop media, and perform other operations.

1

Pairing the

Bluetooth

ADAPTER and

Bluetooth

wireless technology device

“Pairing” must be done before you start playback of Bluetooth wireless technology content using the Bluetooth ADAPTER. Make sure to perform pairing the first time you operate the system or any time pairing data is cleared. The pairing step is necessary to register the Bluetooth wireless technology device to enable Bluetooth communications.

2

For more details, see also the operating instructions of your Bluetooth wireless technology device.

1 Press

RECEIVER

MENU.

, then press HOME

2 Select ‘System Setup’, then press ENTER.

3 Select ‘Other Setup’, then press ENTER.

4 Select ‘Pairing Bluetooth Device’, then press ENTER.

Note

1 • It must be necessary that the Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device supports AVRCP profiles.

• Remote control operations cannot be guaranteed for all Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices.

2 • Pairing is required when you first use the Bluetooth wireless technology device and Bluetooth ADAPTER.

• To enable Bluetooth communication, pairing should be done with both your system and Bluetooth wireless technology device.

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5 Select the ‘Passcode’ setting you want.

Select the same passcode as the Bluetooth wireless technology device you wish to connect.

0000/1234/8888 – Select the passcode from these options. These are the passcodes that can be used in most cases.

Others – Select to use a passcode other than those mentioned above.

6 If you selected Others in step 5, enter the passcode.

Use

/ to select a number and / to move the cursor.

7 Follow the instructions displayed on the

GUI screen to conduct pairing with the

Bluetooth

wireless technology device.

Switch on the Bluetooth wireless technology device that you want to make pair, place it near the receiver and set it to the pairing mode.

8 Check to see that the Bluetooth ADAPTER is detected by the Bluetooth wireless technology device.

When the Bluetooth wireless technology device is connected:

CONNECTED appears in the receiver display.

1

When the Bluetooth wireless technology device is not connected:

Go back to the passcode setting in step 5. In this case, perform the connection operation from the Bluetooth wireless technology device.

9 From the Bluetooth wireless technology device list, select Bluetooth ADAPTER and enter the Passcode selected in step 5.

2

Listening to music contents of a

Bluetooth

wireless technology device with your system

1 Press ADAPTER on the remote control to switch the receiver to ADAPTER PORT input.

3

2 Perform the connection operation from the side of the Bluetooth wireless technology device to the Bluetooth ADAPTER.

3 Start playback of music contents stored on the Bluetooth wireless technology device.

This receiver’s remote control buttons can be used for basic playback of files stored on

Bluetooth wireless technology devices.

4

HDD

PGM

DVD

MEMORY MENU

PHASE CTRL STATUS

TV / DTV MPX PQLS

S.RETRIEVER

1 2

MIDNIGHT

3

AUDIO

The Bluetooth

®

word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth

SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Pioneer

Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

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Note

1 The system can display alphanumeric characters only. Other characters may not be displayed correctly.

2 The passcode may in some cases be referred to as “passkey” or PIN code.

3 When the Bluetooth ADAPTER is not plugged into the

ADAPTER PORT, NO ADAPTER will be displayed if ADAPTER

PORT input is selected.

4 • Bluetooth wireless technology device should be compatible with AVRCP profile.

• Depending on the Bluetooth wireless technology device you use, operation may differ from what is shown in the remote control buttons.

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Listening to Internet radio stations

Internet radio is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet.

1

There are a large number of Internet radio stations broadcasting a variety of services from every corner of the world. Some are hosted, managed, and broadcast by private individuals while others are by the corresponding traditional terrestrial radio stations or radio networks. Whereas terrestrial, or OTA (over-the-air), radio stations are geographically restricted on the range of radio waves broadcast from a transmitter through the air, Internet radio stations are accessible from anywhere in the world, as long as there is a connection to the Internet, as services are not transmitted through the air but are delivered over the World Wide Web. On this receiver you can select Internet radio stations by genre as well as by region.

Important

• Before listening to Internet radio, you need to program the Internet radio stations you wish to listen to onto this unit (see

Programming the Internet radio stations below for how to program). Though the

Internet radio stations are programmed in this receiver before it leaves the factory, the link may have expired. In that case, preset the stations again yourself.

1 Press NET RADIO to switch to the Internet radio input.

2

The Internet Radio list screen is displayed.

2 Use

/ to select the Internet radio

station to play back, and then press ENTER.

Press

/ to scroll up and down the list and select the desired item. When you press

ENTER, playback starts with the playback screen being displayed for the selected item.

Depending on the Internet line conditions, the sound may not be smooth when playing

Internet radio. To return to the list screen, press RETURN.

3

Programming the Internet radio stations

By programming the Internet radio stations you wish to listen to onto this receiver, you will be able to select those Internet radio stations.

You can program up to 24 stations.

There are two methods of programming: one lets you use the GUI screen on this receiver; the other lets you connect your computer and use that screen.

Programming with the GUI screen

1 Press TOP MENU when the Internet Radio station list is displayed.

The Internet Radio Setup screen is displayed.

2 Use

/ to select the Internet Radio

station list screen you wish to edit, and then press ENTER.

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Note

1 • To listen to Internet radio stations, you must have high-speed broadband Internet access. With a 56 K or ISDN modem, you may not enjoy the full benefits of Internet radio.

• The port number varies depending on the Internet radio station. Check the firewall settings.

• Broadcasts may be stopped or interrupted depending on the Internet radio station. In this case, you cannot listen to a radio station selected from the list of Internet radio stations.

• VSX-30 only: INTERNET RADIO function cannot be selected for the MULTI-ZONE feature (page 77).

2 The Internet radio function cannot be selected in the main zone when the iPod/USB function is selected in the sub zone. Also, the Internet radio function cannot be selected in the sub zone when the iPod/USB function is selected in the main zone.

3 When the list screen is displayed from the playback screen, the playback screen reappears automatically if no operation is performed for 10 seconds while the list screen is displayed.

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3 Use

/ to select “Edit“.

• If you select “Delete”, information regarding the Internet radio stations programmed into the currently selected memory will be deleted.

4 Enter the URL of the Internet radio station you wish to program.

1

Use

/ to select a letter and / to move the cursor.

• A URL containing up to 192 letters can be entered.

5 Enter the title of the Internet radio station.

Use

/ to select a letter and / to move the cursor.

• A title containing up to 22 letters can be entered.

Programming on the computer screen

You can enter the Internet radio list on the screen of a computer that is connected to the same LAN as this receiver, and send the list to this unit.

The computer needs to be connected in advance to the network of this receiver and set up.

1 Turn on the computer and launch the

Internet browser.

2 In the address bar on the browser, enter the IP address assigned to this receiver.

For example, if the IP address of this receiver is

“192.168.0.2”, enter “http://192.168.0.2/”.

• This receiver’s IP address can be found in the ‘IP address, Proxy’ menu (page 108).

When the connection is made with the receiver, the following programming screen will be displayed.

Pioneer

Internet Radio Setting

1

Title

2

3

4

5

6

URL

Title

URL

Title

URL

Title

URL

Title

URL

Title

7

8

URL

Title

URL

Title

URL

J-POP http://www.xxxxxxx.net:9500

Rock http://www.xxxxxxx.com:8096

Classic http://www.yyyyyyy.com:8800

STATION6 http://zzzzzzz.com:7040

ENKA http://www.zyxzyx.com:6000

Top Menu

Update

Connection OK

Update Connection OK

Update Connection OK

Update

Connection OK

Update Connection OK

Update Connection OK

Update Connection OK

Update Connection OK

3 Enter the title and URL of the Internet radio station you wish to program, then press

‘Update’.

The entered information will be transmitted to the receiver.

The connection to the URL designated from the computer will be confirmed:

If connection is successful, ‘

Connection OK’ will be displayed on screen, and the selected

Internet radio station will begin playing via this receiver.

If the connection failed, ‘

Connection NG’ will be displayed. Check to see if the URL you entered is correct.

Important

• ‘ Connection OK’ and ‘Connection NG’ are only displayed when this receiver is set to the Internet radio function.

• When entering the title and URL of Internet radio station, do not press ‘ Update’ while you are connected to other stations (i.e., labelled as “ Connecting...”).

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Note

1 The URL can also be entered by connecting a USB keyboard (see Connecting a USB device on page 37).

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Listening to Satellite Radio

To listen to Satellite Radio, you’ll need to connect a SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner (sold separately) to your Sirius-Ready receiver.

SIRIUS Satellite Radio is available to residents of the US (except Alaska and Hawaii) and

Canada.

Satellite Radio delivers a variety of commercialfree music from categories ranging from Pop,

Rock, Country, R&B, Dance, Jazz, Classical and many more plus coverage of all the top professional and college sports including play by play games from select leagues and teams.

Additional programming includes expert sports talk, uncensored entertainment, comedy, family programming, local traffic and weather and news from your most trusted sources.

Once you’ve purchased a SIRIUS tuner you’ll need to activate it and subscribe to begin enjoying the service. Easy to follow installation and setup instructions are provided with the

SIRIUS tuner. There are a variety of programming packages available, including the option of adding “The Best of XM” programming to the SIRIUS service. The “Best of XM” service is not available to SIRIUS

Canada subscribers at this time. Please check with SIRIUS Canada for any updates using the numbers and web address below.

Family friendly packages are also available to restrict channels featuring content that may be inappropriate for children.

To subscribe to SIRIUS, U.S. and Canadian customers can call 1-888-539-SIRI (1-888-539-

7474) or visit sirius.com (US) or siriuscanada.ca (Canada).

SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Service not available in Alaska and Hawaii.

• Press SIRIUS to switch to the SIRIUS input.

1

For best reception, you may need to move the

SiriusConnect™ tuner antenna near a window

(refer to the manual for the SiriusConnect™

Home tuner for antenna placement recommendations).

• If after pressing SIRIUS the display shows

Antenna Error, try disconnecting the antenna and reconnecting.

2

If the display shows Check Sirius Tuner, check the connection of the AC adapter and this receiver to the SiriusConnect™ tuner.

Listening to SIRIUS Radio

After connecting, you will be able to use this receiver to select channels and navigate categories using the GUI screen.

3

Selecting channels and browsing by genre

From the SIRIUS Channel Guide, you can browse SIRIUS Radio channels in the order that they appear, or you can narrow your channel search by genre.

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Note

1 • In order to activate your radio subscription, you will need the SIRIUS ID (SID) which uniquely identifies your tuner.

The SID may be found on a sticker located on the packaging, or on the bottom of the tuner itself. The label will have a printed 12-digit SID number. When you have located the SID, write it down in the space provided near the end of this manual. Contact SIRIUS on the internet at: https://activate.siriusradio.com

• Follow the prompts to activate your subscription, or you can also call SIRIUS toll-free at 1-888-539-SIRIUS (1-888-

539-7474).

• Select

0 (SIRIUS ID) from the GUI screen to check the Radio ID of the SIRIUS Connect tuner (see Selecting channels

and browsing by genre below).

2 You can check the strength of reception in Using the SIRIUS Menu on page 60.

3 It’s easiest if you have your TV switched on to take advantage of the GUI screens. You can, however, use just the front panel display to do everything if you prefer.

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• Press

/ to enter the SIRIUS Channel

Guide, then navigate through the channels one at time with

/, then press ENTER to

listen to the SIRIUS radio broadcast.

• To browse by genre, first press

CATEGORY, use

/ to select a genre, then press ENTER.

• To cancel and exit any time, press

RETURN.

Tip

• You can select channels directly by pressing D.ACCESS, then the three-digit channel number.

• You can press DISP to change SIRIUS

Radio information in the front panel display.

• The currently selected channel is automatically chosen (without pressing

ENTER) after 10 seconds.

Saving channel presets

This receiver can memorize up to 63 channels, stored in seven banks, or classes (A to G) of 9 channels each.

1 Select the channel you want to memorize.

See Selecting channels and browsing by genre on page 58.

2 Press T.EDIT.

The display shows a blinking memory class.

3 Press CLASS to select one of the seven classes, then press

/ to select the channel

preset you want.

You can also use the number buttons to select a preset.

4 Press ENTER.

After pressing ENTER, the preset class and number stop blinking and the receiver stores the SIRIUS channel.

Tip

• You can also press

MEMORY during reception display to save the information of up to five songs. See Using the SIRIUS

Menu below to recall this information.

1

Listening to channel presets

1 Press CLASS to select the class in which the channel is stored.

Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A to G.

2 Press

/ to select the channel preset

you want.

• You can also use the number buttons on the remote control to recall the channel preset.

Note

1 You can reset the Channel presets, Memory, Channel Skip/Add, Parental Lock and Password settings in Resetting the

system on page 80.

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Using the SIRIUS Menu

The SIRIUS Menu provides additional SIRIUS

Radio features.

1 Press TOP MENU.

2 Use

/ to select a menu item, then

press ENTER.

Choose from the following menu items:

Channel Skip/Add – Use

/ and ENTER to select channels you would like to remove/restore from/to the channel guide.

Parental Lock – Use

/ and ENTER to select channels you would like to place under parental lock. Channels put under parental lock are not displayed in the

Channel Guide, but may be accessed by directly inputting their channel number and providing the parental lock password.

Antenna Aiming – Check the strength of satellite and terrestrial reception.

Memory Recall – Use

/ to browse your saved song information (see Tip above).

Password Set – Set the parental lock password.

3 When you’re finished press TOP MENU to return to the reception display.

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Chapter 6:

Listening to your system

Important

• The listening modes and many features described in this section may not be available depending on the current source, settings and status of the receiver.

• When listening to the ADAPTER PORT input, the SOUND RETRIEVER AIR feature is selected automatically (see Listening in

stereo on page 63 for more on this).

ALC – In the Auto level control (ALC) mode, this receiver equalizes playback sound levels.

Auto playback

There are many ways to listen back to sources using this receiver, but the simplest, most direct listening option is the Auto Surround feature. The receiver automatically detects what kind of source you’re playing and selects multichannel or stereo playback as necessary.

1

• While listening to a source, press

RECEIVER

, then press AUTO/ALC/DIRECT

2 for auto playback of a source.

AUTO SURROUND shows briefly in the display before showing the decoding or playback format. Check the digital format indicators in the front panel display to see how the source is being processed.

• If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby

Surround encoded, the proper decoding format will automatically be selected and shows in the display.

• When listening to the FM radio, the Neural

Surround feature is selected automatically

(see Using Neural Surround on page 52 for more on this).

Tip

• When

ALC is selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the

EFFECT parameter in

Setting the Audio options on page 72.

Listening in surround sound

Using this receiver, you can listen to any source in surround sound. However, the options available will depend on your speaker setup and the type of source you’re listening to.

Standard surround sound

The following modes provide basic surround sound for stereo and multichannel sources.

3

• While listening to a source, press

RECEIVER , then press STANDARD.

4

If necessary, press repeatedly to select a listening mode.

Note

1 Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded accordingly using

Neo:6 CINEMA or 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE (see

Listening in surround sound above for more on these decoding formats).

2 • For more options using this button, see Using Stream Direct on page 64.

• The AUTO SURROUND mode cannot be selected when the

HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH in

Setting the Audio options on page 72.

3 In modes that give 6.1 channel sound, the same signal is heard from both surround back speakers.

4 The STANDARD listening mode cannot be selected when the

HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH in

Setting the Audio options on page 72.

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• If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby

Surround encoded, the proper decoding format will automatically be selected and shows in the display.

1

With two channel sources, you can select from:

2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – Up to 7.1 channel (surround back) sound, especially suited to movie sources

2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel (surround back) sound, especially suited to music sources

2

2 Pro Logic IIx GAME – Up to 7.1 channel

(surround back) sound, especially suited to video games

2 Pro Logic – 4.1 channel surround sound (sound from the surround speakers is mono)

2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT – Up to 7.1 channel (front height) sound

3

WIDE SURROUND MOVIE – Up to 7.1 channel (front wide) sound, especially suited to movie sources

4

WIDE SURROUND MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel (front wide) sound, especially suited to music sources

4

Neo:6 CINEMA – Up to 7.1 channel

(surround back) sound, especially suited to movie sources

5

Neo:6 MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel

(surround back) sound, especially suited to music sources

5

NEURAL SURR – Up to 7.1 channel

(surround back) sound, especially suited to music sources

6

With multichannel sources, if you have connected surround back, front height or front

wide speakers, you can select (according to format):

2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – See above

2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – See above

Dolby Digital EX – Creates surround back channel sound for 5.1 channel sources and provides pure decoding for 6.1 channel sources (like Dolby Digital Surround EX)

DTS-ES – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel playback with DTS-ES encoded sources

DTS Neo:6 – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel playback with DTS encoded sources

2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT – See above

3

WIDE SURROUND MOVIE – See above

4

WIDE SURROUND MUSIC – See above

4

• Straight Decode – Plays back without the effects above.

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1 If the surround back speakers are not connected or V.SB is switched OFF, 2 Pro Logic IIx becomes 2 Pro Logic II

(5.1 channel sound).

2 When listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode, there are three further parameters you can adjust: C.WIDTH, DIMENSION and PANORAMA. See Setting the Audio options on page 72 to adjust them.

3 • This mode can only be selected when

Speaker System is set to Normal(SB/FH)

.

• When listening in 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT mode, you can also adjust the HEIGHT GAIN effect (see Setting the

Audio options on page 72).

4 This mode can only be selected when Speaker System is set to Normal(SB/FW) .

5 When listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:6 Cinema or Neo:6 Music mode, you can also adjust the center image effect (see Setting the Audio options on page 72).

6

NEURAL SURR can be selected for 2-channel signals for which the input signal is PCM (48 kHz or less), Dolby Digital,

DTS or analog 2-channel sources.

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Using the Advanced surround effects

The Advanced surround effects can be used for a variety of additional surround sound effects.

Most Advanced Surround modes are designed to be used with film soundtracks, but some modes are also suited for music sources. Try different settings with various soundtracks to see which you like.

• Press RECEIVER , then press ADV SURR

(ADV SURROUND) repeatedly to select a listening mode.

1

ACTION – Designed for action movies with dynamic soundtracks

DRAMA – Designed for movies with lots of dialog

SCI-FI – Designed for science fiction with lots of special effects

MONO FILM – Creates surround sound from mono soundtracks

ENT.SHOW – Suitable for musical sources

EXPANDED – Creates an extra wide stereo field

2

TV SURROUND – Provides surround sound for both mono and stereo TV sources

ADVANCED GAME – Suitable for video games

SPORTS – Suitable for sports programs

CLASSICAL – Gives a large concert halltype sound

ROCK/POP – Creates a live concert sound for rock and/or pop music

UNPLUGGED – Suitable for acoustic music sources

EXT.STEREO – Gives multichannel sound to a stereo source, using all of your speakers

PHONES SURR – When listening through headphones, you can still get the effect of overall surround.

Tip

• When an Advanced Surround listening mode is selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the EFFECT parameter in

Setting the Audio options on page 72.

Listening in stereo

When you select STEREO, you will hear the source through just the front left and right speakers (and possibly your subwoofer depending on your speaker settings).

Multichannel sources are downmixed to stereo.

• While listening to a source, press

RECEIVER playback.

3

, then press STEREO for stereo

Press repeatedly to switch between:

STEREO – The audio is heard with your sound settings and you can still use the audio options.

F.S.SURR FOCUS – See Using Front Stage

Surround Advance on page 64 for more on this.

F.S.SURR WIDE – See Using Front Stage

Surround Advance on page 64 for more on this.

SOUND RETRIEVER AIR

4

– Suitable for listening to the sound from a Bluetooth wireless technology device.

Note

1 If you press

ADV SURR when the headphones are connected, the PHONES SURR mode will automatically be selected.

2 Use with Dolby Pro Logic for a stereo surround effect (stereo field is wider than Standard modes with Dolby Digital sources).

3 • The STEREO, F.S.SURR FOCUS and F.S.S WIDE mode cannot be selected when the

HDMI audio output parameter is set to

THROUGH in Setting the Audio options on page 72.

• When headphones are plugged in, the F.S.SURR FOCUS and F.S.SURR WIDE are cannot be selected.

4 The

SOUND RETRIEVER AIR listening mode can only selected when the ADAPTER PORT input.

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Using Front Stage Surround

Advance

The Front Stage Surround Advance function allows you to create natural surround sound effects using just the front speakers and the subwoofer.

• While listening to a source, press

RECEIVER

, then press STEREO to select Front

Stage Surround Advance modes.

STEREO – See Listening in stereo on page 63 for more on this.

F.S.SURR FOCUS – Use to provide a rich surround sound effect directed to the center of where the front left and right speakers sound projection area converges.

F.S.SURR WIDE – Use to provide a surround sound effect to a wider area than

FOCUS mode.

1

FOCUS position

(Recommended)

Front left speaker

Front right speaker

WIDE position

Front left speaker

Front right speaker

Using Stream Direct

Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the truest possible reproduction of a source. All unnecessary signal processing is bypassed, and you’re left with the pure analog or digital sound source.

• While listening to a source, press

RECEIVER , then press AUTO/ALC/DIRECT to select the mode you want.

2

Check the digital format indicators in the front panel display to see how the source is being processed.

AUTO SURROUND – See Auto playback on page 61.

ALC – Listening in Auto level control mode

(page 61).

DIRECT – Plays back sound from the source with the least modification next to

PURE DIRECT. With DIRECT, the only modifications added to

PURE DIRECT playback are calibration of the sound field by the MCACC system and the Phase

Control effect.

PURE DIRECT – Plays back unmodified sound from source with only minimal digital treatment. No sound is output from the Speaker B in this mode.

Tip

• When an ALC mode is selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the EFFECT parameter in Setting the Audio options on page 72.

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1 When using

F.S.SURR WIDE, a better effect can be obtained if the Full Auto MCACC procedure under Advanced

MCACC is performed. For more on this, refer to Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto MCACC on page 41.

2 When headphones are plugged in, the AUTO SURROUND and DIRECT are cannot be selected.

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Selecting MCACC presets

• Default setting:

MEMORY 1

If you have calibrated your system for different listening positions

1

, you can switch between settings to suit the kind of source you’re listening to and where you’re sitting (for example, watching movies from a sofa, or playing a video game close to the TV).

• While listening to a source, press

RECEIVER

, then press MCACC.

Press repeatedly to select one of the six

MCACC presets

2

. See Data Management on page 102 to check and manage your current settings.

Choosing the input signal

On this receiver, it is possible to switch the input signals for the different inputs as described below.

3

• Press RECEIVER , then press SIGNAL SEL to select the input signal corresponding to the source component.

Each press cycles through the options as follows:

AUTO – The receiver selects the first available signal in the following order:

HDMI; DIGITAL; ANALOG.

ANALOG – Selects an analog signal.

DIGITAL – Selects an optical or coaxial digital signal.

HDMI – Selects an HDMI signal.

4

PCM – For PCM input signals.

5

The receiver selects the first available signal in the following order:

HDMI; DIGITAL.

HDMI is not assigned by default. To select an

HDMI signal, conduct the input setup procedure (see The Input Setup menu on page 44).

When set to DIGITAL, HDMI or AUTO (only selected DIGITAL or HDMI), the indicators light according to the signal being decoded

(see Display on page 11).

Note

1 Different presets might also have separate calibration settings for the same listening position, depending on how you’re using your system. These presets can be set in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto MCACC on page 41 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 91, either of which you should have already completed.

2 • These settings have no effect when headphones are connected.

• You can also press

/ to select the MCACC preset.

3 • This receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to 192 kHz), DTS (including DTS 96/24) and WMA9 Pro digital signal formats. The compatible signals via the HDMI terminals are: Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA9 Pro, PCM (32 kHz to 192 kHz), Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-HD Master Audio and SACD.

• You may get digital noise when an LD, CD, DVD or BD player compatible with DTS is playing an analog signal. To prevent noise, make the proper digital connections (page 30) and set the signal input to

DIGITAL.

• Some DVD players don’t output DTS signals. For more details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with your

DVD player.

4 When the

HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH, the sound will be heard through your TV, not from this receiver.

5 • This is useful if you find there is a slight delay before

AUTO recognizes the PCM signal on a CD, for instance.

• When

PCM is selected, noise may be output during playback of non-PCM sources. Please select another input signal if this is a problem.

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Better sound using Phase

Control

This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction measures to make sure your sound source arrives at the listening position in phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/ or coloring of the sound.

Phase Control technology provides coherent sound reproduction through the use of phase matching

1

for an optimal sound image. The default setting is on and we recommend leaving Phase Control switched on for all sound sources.

• Press RECEIVER , then press PHASE CTRL

(PHASE CONTROL) to switch on phase correction.

The PHASE CONTROL indicator on the front panel lights.

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1 • Phase matching is a very important factor in achieving proper sound reproduction. If two waveforms are ‘in phase’, they crest and trough together, resulting in increased amplitude, clarity and presence of the sound signal. If a crest of a wave meets a trough, then the sound will be ‘out of phase’ and an unreliable sound image will be produced.

• The

PHASE CONTROL feature is available even when the headphones are plugged in.

• If your subwoofer has a phase control switch, set it to the plus (+) sign (or 0°). However, the effect you can actually feel when

PHASE CONTROL is set to ON on this receiver depends on the type of your subwoofer. Set your subwoofer to maximize the effect. It is also recommended you try changing the orientation or the place of your subwoofer.

• Set the built-in lowpass filter switch of your subwoofer to off. If this cannot be done on your subwoofer, set the cutoff frequency to a higher value.

• If the speaker distance is not properly set, you may not have a maximized

PHASE CONTROL effect.

• The

PHASE CONTROL mode cannot be set to ON in the following cases:

– When the

PURE DIRECT mode is switched on.

– When the HDMI audio output parameter is set to

THROUGH in Setting the Audio options on page 72.

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Chapter 7:

Control with HDMI function

Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray disc player or with a component of another make that supports the Control with HDMI functions are possible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.

• The receiver’s volume can be set and the sound can be muted using the TV’s remote control.

• The receiver’s input switches over automatically when the TV’s channel is changed or a Control with HDMIcompatible component is played.

• The receiver’s power is also set to standby, when the TV’s power is set to standby.

Making Control with HDMI connections

You can use synchronized operation for a connected TV and up to six (VSX-31 model: BD,

HDMI 1 to 5 (front panel))/four (VSX-30 model:

BD, HDMI 1 to 3) other components.

Be sure to connect the TV’s audio cable to the audio input of this unit.

For details, see Connecting your TV and

playback components on page 25.

Important

• With Pioneer devices,

Control with HDMI functions are referred to as “KURO LINK”.

• You cannot use this function with components that do not support Control with HDMI.

• We do not guarantee this receiver will work with Pioneer Control with HDMIcompatible components or components of other makes that support the Control with

HDMI function. We do not guarantee that all synchronized operations will work with components of other makes that support the Control with HDMI function.

• Use a High Speed HDMI

®

cable when you want to use the

Control with HDMI function. The Control with HDMI function may not work properly if a different type of

HDMI cable is used.

• For details about concrete operations, settings, etc., refer to also the operating instructions for each component.

Important

• When connecting this system or changing connections, be sure to switch the power off and disconnect the power cord from the wall socket.

After completing all connections, connect the power cords to the wall socket.

• After this receiver is connected to an AC outlet, a 2 second to 10 second HDMI initialization process begins. You cannot carry out any operations during initialization. The HDMI indicator on the display unit blinks during initialization, and you can turn this receiver on once it has stopped blinking.

• To get the most out of this function, we recommend that you connect your HDMI component not to a TV but rather directly to the HDMI terminal on this receiver.

• While the receiver is equipped with six (VSX-

31 model: BD, HDMI 1 to 5 (front panel))/ four (VSX-30 model: BD, HDMI 1 to 3) HDMI inputs, the Control with HDMI function can only be used with up to three DVD or

Blu-ray disc players or up to three DVD or

Blu-ray disc recorders.

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HDMI Setup

You must adjust the settings of this receiver as well as the connected Control with HDMIcompatible components in order to make use of the Control with HDMI function. For more information see the operating instructions for each component.

1 Press

MENU.

RECEIVER , then press HOME

2 Select ‘System Setup’, then press ENTER.

3 Select ‘Other Setup’, then press ENTER.

4e.Other Setup

A/V RECEIVER

1. HDMI Setup

2. Volume Setup

3. Remote Control Mode Setup

4. Flicker Reduction Setup

5. Pairing Bluetooth Device

Exit

4e1.HDMI Setup

A/V RECEIVER

Control

Control mode

Display Power Off

: ON

: ALL

:

Exit Finish

4 Select ‘HDMI Setup’, then press ENTER.

5 Select the ‘Control’ setting you want.

Choose whether to set this unit’s Control with

HDMI function ON or OFF. You will need to set it to ON to use the Control with HDMI function.

When using a component that does not support the Control with HDMI function, set this to OFF.

ON – Enables the Control with HDMI function. When this unit’s power is turned off and you have a supported source begin playback while using the Control with

HDMI function, the audio and video outputs from the HDMI connection are output from the TV.

OFF – The Control with HDMI is disabled.

Synchronized operations cannot be used.

When this unit’s power is turned off, audio and video of sources connected via HDMI are not output.

6 Select the ‘Control Mode’ setting you want.

Choose whether you want to enable HDMI for all linked functions or the PQLS function only.

However, Display Power Off will activate the settings set forth in step 7 below.

ALL – Enabled for all linked functions.

PQLS – Enabled only for the PQLS function.

When PQLS is selected, link functions other than the PQLS function may not work properly. If you wish to use all link functions, select ALL.

7 Select the ‘Display Power Off’ setting you want.

If the TV’s power is turned off while using the

Control with HDMI function, the receiver’s power is also turned off (all power off function).

This function can be disabled.

YES – The all power off function is enabled.

The receiver’s power turns off together with the TV’s power.

This function only works when the input for a component connected to the receiver by

Control with HDMI is selected or when watching the TV.

NO – The all power off function is disabled.

The receiver’s power is not affected when the TV’s power is turned off.

8 When you’re finished, press HOME MENU.

You will return to the Home Menu.

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Before using synchronization

Once you have finished all connections and settings, you must:

1 Put all components into standby mode.

2 Turn the power on for all components, with the power for the TV being turned on last.

3 Choose the HDMI input to which the TV is connected to this receiver, and see if video output from connected components displays properly on the screen or not.

4 Check whether the components connected to all HDMI inputs are properly displayed.

About synchronized operations

The Control with HDMI-compatible component connected to the receiver operates in sync as described below.

• From the menu screen of the Control with

HDMI-compatible TV, set audio to be played through this receiver, and the receiver will switch to the synchronized amp mode.

• When in the synchronized amp mode, you can adjust the receiver’s volume or mute the sound using the TV’s remote control.

• When in the synchronized amp mode, the synchronized amp mode is canceled when the receiver’s power is turned off. To turn the synchronized amp mode back on, set audio to be played through the receiver from the TV’s menu screen, etc. This receiver will power up and switch to the synchronized amp mode.

• When the synchronized amp mode is canceled, the receiver’s power turns off if you were viewing an HDMI input or a TV program on the TV.

• When in the synchronized amp mode, the synchronized amp mode is canceled if an operation that produces sound from the TV is performed from the TV’s menu screen, etc.

• When the TV’s power is set to standby, the receiver’s power is also set to standby.

(Only when the input for a component connected to the receiver by HDMI connection is selected or when watching the TV.)

• The receiver’s input switches automatically when the Control with HDMI-compatible component is played.

• The receiver’s input switches automatically when the TV’s channel is switched.

• The synchronized amp mode remains in effect even if the receiver’s input is switched to a component other than one connected by HDMI.

The operations below can also be used on

Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible TVs.

• When the receiver’s volume is adjusted or the sound is muted, the volume status is displayed on the TV’s screen.

• When the OSD language is switched on the TV, the receiver’s language setting also switches accordingly.

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About connections with a product of a different brand that supports the

Control with HDMI function

The synchronized operations below can be used when the receiver’s Control with HDMI function is connected to a TV of a brand other than Pioneer that supports the Control with

HDMI function. (Depending on the TV, however, some of the Control with HDMI functions may not work.)

• When the TV’s power is set to standby, the receiver’s power is also set to standby.

(Only when the input for a component connected to the receiver by HDMI connection is selected or when watching the TV.)

• The sound of TV programs or an external input connected to the TV can also be output from the speakers connected to the receiver. (This requires connection of an optical digital cable, etc., in addition to the

HDMI cable.)

The synchronized operations below can be used when the receiver’s Control with HDMI function is connected to a player or recorder of a brand other than Pioneer that supports the

Control with HDMI function.

• When playback starts on the player or recorder, the receiver’s input switches to the HDMI input to which that component is connected.

See the Pioneer website for the latest information on the models of non-Pioneer brands and products that support the

Control with HDMI function.

Setting the PQLS function

PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System) is a digital audio signal transfer control technology using the Control with HDMI function. It offers higher-quality audio playback by controlling audio signals from the receiver to a PQLS compatible player, etc. This enables removing jitter that has a negative effect on the quality of the sound and is generated upon transmission.

This receiver supports the “PQLS 2 ch Audio” that is only activated when playing an audio CD

(CD-DA).

This function is activated when Control is set to ON.

1

• Press RECEIVER , then press PQLS to select the PQLS setting.

The setting is displayed on the front panel display.

PQLS AUTO – PQLS is enabled. A precision quartz controller in this receiver eliminates distortion caused by timing errors (jitter), giving you the best possible digital-to-analog conversion from audio CD sources when you use the HDMI interface.

This is valid as an HDMI function for PQLScompatible players.

PQLS OFF – PQLS is disabled.

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Note

1 • If a listening mode other than

AUTO SURROUND, ALC, DIRECT, PURE DIRECT or STEREO is selected while the

PQLS effect is enabled, the PQLS effect is disabled.

• When this receiver is connected by HDMI cable to a Pioneer player that is compatible with the PQLS function via

HDMI connection and a CD is played or HDMI reauthentication is performed (the

HDMI indicator blinks), the PQLS effect is enabled and the listening mode is set to

AUTO SURROUND if a listening mode other than AUTO

SURROUND, ALC, DIRECT, PURE DIRECT or STEREO is selected.

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Cautions on the Control with

HDMI function

• Connect the TV directly to this receiver.

Interrupting a direct connection with other amps or an AV converter (such as an HDMI switch) can cause operational errors.

• Only connect components (Blu-ray disc player, etc.) you intend to use as a source to the HDMI input of this receiver.

Interrupting a direct connection with other amps or an AV converter (such as an HDMI switch) can cause operational errors.

• When Control is set to ON, the HDMI Input in The Input Setup menu on page 44 is automatically set to OFF.

• When the receiver’s

Control is turned ON, even if the receiver’s power is in the standby mode, it is possible to output the audio and video signals from a player via

HDMI to the TV without producing sound from the receiver, but only when a

Control with HDMI-compatible component (Blu-ray disc player, etc.) and compatible TV are connected. In this case, the receiver’s power turns on and the power and

HDMI indicators light.

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Chapter 8:

Using other functions

Setting the Audio options

There are a number of additional sound settings you can make using the

AUDIO

PARAMETER menu. The defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold.

Important

• Note that if a setting doesn’t appear in the

AUDIO PARAMETER menu, it is unavailable due to the current source, settings and status of the receiver.

Setting

MCACC

(MCACC preset)

EQ

(Acoustic

Calibration EQ)

S-WAVE

(Standing Wave)

DELAY

(Sound Delay)

MIDNIGHT

LOUDNESS

TONE

b

(Tone Control)

BASS

c

1 Press

RECEIVER

PARAMETER.

, then press AUDIO

2 Use

/ to select the setting you want to

adjust.

Depending on the current status/mode of the receiver, certain options may not be able to be selected. Check the table below for notes on this.

3 Use

/ to set as necessary.

See the table below for the options available for each setting.

4 Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu.

What it does

Selects your favorite MCACC preset memory when multiple preset memories are saved. When an MCACC preset memory has been renamed, the given name is displayed.

Option(s)

M1. MEMORY 1 to

M6. MEMORY 6

Default:

M1. MEMORY 1

Switches on/off the effects of EQ Pro.

ON

OFF a

Switches on/off the effects of Standing Wave Control.

Some monitors have a slight delay when showing video, so the soundtrack will be slightly out of sync with the picture. By adding a bit of delay, you can adjust the sound to match the presentation of the video.

Allows you to hear effective surround sound of movies at low volumes.

Used to get good bass and treble from music sources at low volumes.

Applies the treble and bass tone controls to a source, or bypasses them completely.

Adjusts the amount of bass.

ON

OFF

0.0 to 10.0 (frames)

1 second = 30 frames (NTSC)

Default:

0.0

MID/LDN OFF

MIDNIGHT ON

LOUDNESS ON

BYPASS

ON

–6 to +6 (dB)

Default: 0 (dB)

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Setting

TREBLE

S.RTRV

c

(Sound Retriever)

DNR

(Digital Noise

Reduction)

DIALOG E

(Dialog

Enhancement)

DUAL

(Dual Mono)

DRC

(Dynamic Range

Control)

LFE

(LFE Attenuate)

SACD GAIN

HDMI

h

(HDMI Audio)

A. DELAY

(Auto delay) g

What it does

Adjusts the amount of treble.

With the Sound Retriever function, DSP processing is used to compensate for the loss of audio data upon compression, improving the sound’s sense of density and modulation.

May improve the quality of sound in a noisy source (for example, video tape with lots of background noise) when switched on.

Option(s)

–6 to +6 (dB)

Default: 0 (dB)

OFF

d

ON

OFF

ON

Localizes dialog in the center channel to make it stand out from other background sounds in a TV or movie soundtrack. By moving from UP1 through UP2 and UP3 up to UP4, you can make the sound source seem to relocate upwards.

OFF

FLAT

UP1/UP2/UP3/UP4 e

Specifies how dual mono encoded Dolby Digital soundtracks should be played. Dual mono is not widely used, but is sometimes necessary when two languages need to be sent to separate channels.

CH1 – Channel 1 is heard only

CH2 – Channel 2 is heard only

Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie soundtracks optimized for Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby

TrueHD, DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio (you may need to use this feature when listening to surround sound at low volumes).

CH1 CH2 – Both channels heard from front speakers

AUTO

f

MAX

MID

OFF

Some audio sources include ultra-low bass tones. Set the LFE attenuator as necessary to prevent the ultra-low bass tones from distorting the sound from the speakers.

The LFE is not limited when set to 0 dB, which is the recommended value. When set to –5 dB, –10 dB, –15 dB or –20 dB, the LFE is limited by the respective degree. When OFF is selected, no sound is output from the LFE channel.

Brings out detail in SACDs by maximizing the dynamic range

(during digital processing).

0dB/ –5dB/ –10dB/

–15dB/ –20dB

OFF

0 (dB)

+6 (dB)

AMP

THROUGH

Specifies the routing of the HDMI audio signal out of this receiver

(amp) or through to a TV. When THROUGH is selected, no sound is output from this receiver.

This feature automatically corrects the audio-to-video delay between components connected with an HDMI cable. The audio delay time is set depending on the operational status of the display connected with an HDMI cable. The video delay time is automatically adjusted according to the audio delay time.

i

OFF

ON

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Setting What it does

C. WIDTH

j

(Center Width)

(Applicable only when using a center speaker)

Provides a better blend of the front speakers by spreading the center channel between the front right and left speakers, making it sound wider (higher settings) or narrower (lower settings).

Option(s)

0 to 7

Default:

3

DIMENSION

j

PANORAMA

j

Adjusts the depth of the surround sound balance from front to back, making the sound more distant (minus settings), or more forward (positive settings).

Extends the front stereo image to include the surround speakers for a ‘wraparound’ effect.

–3 to +3

Default:

0

OFF

ON

C. IMAGE

k

(Center Image)

(Applicable only when using a center speaker)

Adjusts the center image to create a wider stereo effect with vocals. Adjust the effect from

0 (all center channel sent to front right and left speakers) to 10 (center channel sent to the center speaker only).

EFFECT

H.GAIN

(Height Gain)

0 to 10

Defaults:

Neo:6 MUSIC:

3

Neo:6 CINEMA:

10

Sets the effect level for the currently selected Advanced Surround or ALC mode (each mode can be set separately).

10 to 90

Defaults:

50

( 90 for EXT.STEREO only)

LOW

Adjusts the output from the front height speaker when listening in

DOLBY PLIIz HEIGHT mode. If set to HIGH, the sound from the top will be more emphasized.

MID

HIGH

V.SB

(Virtual Surround

Back)

V.HEIGHT

(Virtual Height)

When you’re not using surround back speakers, selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual surround back channel through your surround speakers. You can choose to listen to sources with no surround back channel information, or if the material sounds better in the format (for example, 5.1) for which it was originally encoded, you can have the receiver only apply this effect to 6.1 encoded sources like Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES.

l

When you’re not using front height speakers, selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual height channel through your front speakers.

m

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

a.When

EQ OFF is selected, the MCACC indicator does not light.

b.This setting is only displayed when the listening mode is Stereo, Auto surround (STEREO) or SOUND RETRIEVER AIR.

c.The adjustment can be made only when

TONE is set to ON.

d.With the

iPod/USB, INTERNET RADIO or ADAPTER PORT input function, by default S.RTRV is set to ON.

e.UP1 to UP4 can be selected only when the front height speaker is connected. The presence or absence of effects depends on the listening mode.

f. The initially set

AUTO is only available for Dolby TrueHD signals. Select MAX or MID for signals other than Dolby

TrueHD.

g.You shouldn’t have any problems using this with most SACD discs, but if the sound distorts, it is best to switch the gain setting back to

0 dB.

h.•The HDMI Audio setting cannot be switched while performing synchronized amp mode operations.

• The synchronized amp mode must be turned on in order to play the receiver’s HDMI audio and video input signals from the TV with the receiver’s power in the standby mode. See About synchronized operations on page 69.

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i. This feature is only available when the connected display supports the automatic audio/video synchronizing capability

(‘lipsync’) for HDMI. If you find the automatically set delay time unsuitable, set A. DELAY to OFF and adjust the delay time manually. For more details about the lipsync feature of your display, contact the manufacturer directly.

j. Only when listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music/Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode.

k.Only when listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:6 MUSIC/CINEMA mode.

l. • You can’t use the Virtual Surround Back mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the stereo, Front Stage Surround Advance or Stream Direct modes is selected.

• You can only use the Virtual Surround Back mode if the surround speakers are on and the SB setting is set to NO or if Front Bi-Amp or ZONE 2 is selected at Speaker System.

• The Virtual Surround Back mode cannot be applied to sources that do not have surround channel information (only when listening in some formats of Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD or DTS Express mode).

m.• You can’t use the Virtual Front Height mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the stereo, Front Stage Surround Advance or Stream Direct modes is selected.

• You can only use the Virtual Front Height mode if the surround speakers are on.

• The Virtual Front Height mode cannot be applied to sources that do not have surround channel information (only when listening in some formats of Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD or DTS Express mode).

Setting the Video options

There are a number of additional picture settings you can make using the

VIDEO

PARAMETER menu. The defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold.

Important

• Note that if an option cannot be selected on the VIDEO PARAMETER menu, it is unavailable due to the current source, setting and status of the receiver.

1 Press

RECEIVER

PARAMETER.

, then press VIDEO

2 Use

/ to select the setting you want to

adjust.

Depending on the current status/mode of the receiver, certain options may not be able to be selected. Check the table below for notes on this.

3 Use

/ to set as necessary.

See the table below for the options available for each setting.

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4 Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu.

Setting

V. CONV

a

(Digital Video Conversion)

RES

b

(Resolution)

What it does

Converts video signals for output from the

MONITOR OUT jacks

(including HDMI OUT connector) for all video types (see page 24).

Option(s)

ON

OFF

Specifies the output resolution of the video signal (when video input signals are output at the HDMI OUT connector, select this according to the resolution of your monitor and the images you wish to watch).

AUTO

PURE

480p/576p

720p

1080i

1080p

Note

1 • All of the setting items can be set for each input function.

• Setting items other than

V. CONV can only be selected when V. CONV is set to ON.

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Setting

ASP

c

HUE

(Aspect)

PCINEMA

DETAIL

d,h d d,e,f

(PureCinema)

P.MOTION

(Progressive Motion)

YNR

d

SHARP

d,g d,f

(Sharpness)

BRIGHT

d

(Brightness)

CONTRAST

d

What it does

Specifies the aspect ratio when analog video input signals are output at the HDMI output. Make your desired settings while checking each setting on your display (if the image doesn’t match your monitor type, cropping or black bands appear).

Option(s)

THROUGH

NORMAL

This setting optimizes the picture for film material when the video output is set to progressive. Usually set to AUTO; but try switching to OFF if the picture appears unnatural.

Additionally, certain PAL movie videos (576i, 25 frames/second

STB video output or DVD disc playback, etc.) that contain film progressive material cannot be recognized as such by this receiver. In such instances, if you choose ON, PureCinema mode is activated.

AUTO

ON

OFF

Adjusts the motion and still picture quality when video output is set to progressive.

Adjusts the amount of noise reduction (NR) applied to the Y

(brightness) component.

Adjusts how sharp edges appear.

Adjusts the sharpness of the high-frequency (detailed) elements in the picture.

Adjusts the overall brightness.

–4 to +4

Default:

0

0 to +8

Default:

0

–4 to +4

Default:

0

–4 to +4

Default:

0

–6 to +6

Default:

0

Adjusts the contrast between light and dark.

Adjusts the red/green balance.

Adjusts saturation from dull to bright.

–6 to +6

Default:

0

–6 to +6

Default:

0

–6 to +6

Default:

0

CHROMA

d

(Chroma Level) a.If the video picture deteriorates when this settings is switched

ON, switch it OFF.

b.• When set to a resolution with which the TV (monitor) is not compatible, no picture is output. Also, in some cases no picture will be output due to copyright protection signals. In this case, change the setting.

• When

AUTO is selected, the resolution is selected automatically according to the capacity of the TV (monitor) connected by HDMI. When

PURE is selected, the signals are output with the same resolution as when input (see

About the video converter on page 24).

• When a display is connected by HDMI, if this is set to something other than

PURE and 480i/576i analog signals are input, 480p/576p signals are output from the component output terminals.

• The

AUTO setting is not displayed for HDMI inputs.

c.• If the image doesn’t match your monitor type, adjust the aspect ratio on the source component or on the monitor.

• This cannot be set when the resolution is set to

PURE.

• The

NORMAL setting is only displayed when 480i/p or 576i/p analog video signals are being input.

d.This setting is only displayed when 480i or 576i analog video signals are being input.

e.If the picture does not display properly when

ON is selected, select AUTO or OFF.

f. This setting is valid for component outputs and HDMI output.

g.This setting is not valid for HDMI output.

h.This setting is not displayed for component inputs.

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Switching the speaker terminals

If you selected Speaker B at Speaker system

setting on page 105, you can switch between speakers using the SPEAKERS button. If you selected Normal(SB/FH), Normal(SB/FW),

Front Bi-Amp or ZONE 2, the button will simply switch your main speaker terminals on or off. The options below are for the

Speaker B

setting only.

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• Use SPEAKERS on the front panel to select a speaker terminal setting.

As mentioned above, if you have selected

Normal(SB/FH) or Normal(SB/FW), the button will simply switch your main speaker terminals (A) on or off.

Press repeatedly to choose a speaker terminal option:

SP

A – Sound is output from the Aspeaker terminals (up to 7 channels

(including surround back channels), depending on the source).

SP

B – Sound is output from the two speakers connected to the B-speaker terminals. Multichannel sources will not be heard.

SP

AB – Sound is output from the Aspeaker terminals (up to 5 channels, depending on the source), the two speakers connected to the B-speaker terminal, and the subwoofer. The sound from B-speaker terminals will be the same as the sound from the A-speaker terminals

(multichannel sources will be downmixed to 2 channels).

SP

 (off) – No sound is output from the speakers.

Using the MULTI-ZONE controls

The following steps use the front panel controls to adjust the sub zone volume and select sources. See MULTI-ZONE remote controls on page 78.

1 Press MULTI-ZONE ON/OFF on the front panel.

Each press selects a MULTI-ZONE option:

ZONE 2 ON – Switches the MULTI-ZONE feature on

MULTI ZONE OFF – Switches the MULTI-

ZONE feature off

The MULTI-ZONE indicator lights when the

MULTI-ZONE control has been switched ON.

2 Press MULTI-ZONE CONTROL on the front panel.

• When the receiver is on,

2

make sure that any operations for the sub zone are done while

ZONE 2 shows in the display. If this is not showing, the front panel controls affect the main zone only.

3 Use the INPUT SELECTOR dial to select the source for the sub zone.

For example, ZONE 2 CD-R sends the source connected to the CD-R inputs to the sub room

( ZONE 2).

• If you select TUNER, you can use the tuner controls to select a preset station (see

Saving station presets on page 52 if you’re unsure how to do this).

3

VSX-30 model only: iPod/USB, INTERNET

RADIO and SIRIUS function cannot be selected for the MULTI-ZONE feature.

Note

1 • The subwoofer output depends on the settings you made in Manual speaker setup on page 104. However, if

SP

B is selected above, no sound is heard from the subwoofer (the LFE channel is not downmixed).

• All speaker systems (except

Speaker B connections) are switched off when headphones are connected.

2 If the receiver is in standby, the display is dimmed, and

ZONE 2 DVD for example shows in the display.

3 The tuner cannot be tuned to more than one station at a time. Therefore, changing the station in one zone also changes the station in the other zone. Please be careful not to change stations when recording a radio broadcast.

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4 When Speaker System is set to ZONE 2, use the MASTER VOLUME dial to adjust the volume for the sub zone.

1

5 When you’re finished, press MULTI-ZONE

CONTROL again to return to the main zone controls.

You can also press MULTI-ZONE ON/OFF on the front panel to switch off all output to the sub zone.

2

MULTI-ZONE remote controls

Set the MULTI-ZONE operation switch to ZONE 2 to operate the corresponding zone.

The following table shows the possible MULTI-

ZONE remote controls:

Button

INPUT

SELECT

Input function buttons

What it does

Switches on/off power in the sub zone.

Use to select the input function in the sub zone.

Use to select the input function directly (this may not work for some functions) in the sub zone.

MASTER

VOLUME

+/–

MUTE

Use to set the listening volume in the sub zone.

a

Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound).

a a.You can only use this button when Speaker System is set to ZONE 2.

Making an audio or a video recording

You can make an audio or a video recording from the built-in tuner, or from an audio or video source connected to the receiver (such as a CD player or TV).

3

Keep in mind you can’t make a digital recording from an analog source or vice-versa, so make sure the components you are recording to/from are hooked up in the same way (see Connecting your equipment on page 15 for more on connections).

Since the video converter is not available when making recordings (from the video OUT jacks) make sure to use the same type of video cable for connecting your recorder as you used to connect your video source (the one you want to record) to this receiver. For example, you must connect your recorder using Component video if your source has also been connected using

Component video.

For more information about video connections, see Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD

recorder and other video sources on page 29.

1 Select the source you want to record.

Use the input function buttons (or

INPUT

SELECT).

2 Prepare the source you want to record.

Tune to the radio station, load the CD, video,

DVD etc.

3 Prepare the recorder.

Insert a blank tape, MD, video etc. into the recording device and set the recording levels.

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1 The volume levels of the main and sub zone are independent.

2 • You won’t be able to switch the main zone off completely unless you’ve switched off the MULTI-ZONE control first.

• If you don’t plan to use the MULTI-ZONE feature for a while, turn off the power in both the sub and main rooms so that this receiver is in standby.

3 • The receiver’s volume, Audio parameters (the tone controls, for example), and surround effects have no effect on the recorded signal.

• Some digital sources are copy-protected, and can only be recorded in analog.

• Some video sources are copy-protected. These cannot be recorded.

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Refer to the instructions that came with the recorder if you are unsure how to do this. Most video recorders set the audio recording level automatically—check the component’s instruction manual if you’re unsure.

4 Start recording, then start playback of the source component.

Dimming the display

You can choose between four brightness levels for the front panel display. Note that when selecting sources, the display automatically brightens for a few seconds.

• Press RECEIVER , then press DIMMER repeatedly to change the brightness of the front panel display.

Reducing the level of an analog signal

The input attenuator lowers the input level of an analog signal when it’s too strong. You can use this if you find that the OVER indicator lights often or you can hear distortion in the sound.

1

• Press

RECEIVER

, then press A.ATT to switch the input attenuator on or off.

Using the sleep timer

The sleep timer switches the receiver into standby after a specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without worrying about the receiver being left on all night. Use the remote control to set the sleep timer.

• Press RECEIVER , then press SLEEP repeatedly to set the sleep time.

30 min

60 min

Off 90 min

• You can check the remaining sleep time at any time by pressing SLEEP once. Pressing repeatedly will cycle through the sleep options again.

2

Checking your system settings

Use the status display screen to check your current settings for features such as your current MCACC preset.

1 Press

RECEIVER

, then press STATUS to check the system settings.

These appear on the front panel display.

The front panel display shows each of the following settings for three seconds each:

Input Source

Sampling Frequency

MCACC preset

ZONE 2 input

2 When you’re finished, press STATUS again to switch off the display.

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Note

1 The attenuator isn’t available with digital sources, or when using the Stream Direct (ANALOG DIRECT) modes.

2 • You can also switch off the sleep timer simply by switching off the receiver.

• The sleep timer is valid for all zones. If any zone is on, the sleep timer continues functioning.

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Resetting the system

Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s settings to the factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this. Set MULTI-ZONE to OFF.

• Disconnect the iPod and USB memory device from the receiver beforehand.

1 Switch the receiver into standby.

2 While holding down ENTER on the front panel, press

STANDBY/ON.

The display shows

RESET

NO .

3 Select ‘RESET’ using PRESET

/, then

press ENTER on the front panel.

The display shows RESET? OK.

4 Press ENTER to confirm.

OK appears in the display to indicate that the receiver has been reset to the factory default settings.

• Note that all settings will be saved, even if the receiver is unplugged.

Default system settings

Setting Default

Digital Video Conversion ON

SPEAKERS

Speaker System

Speaker Setting

A

Normal(SB/FH)

Front: SMALL

Center: SMALL

FH/FW: SMALL

Surr: SMALL

SB: SMALLx2

SW: YES

Surround Position

Crossover

IN REAR

80 Hz

X-Curve

DIMMER

Inputs

See Input function default and possible settings on page 45.

HDMI

HDMI Audio

Control

Control Mode

OFF brightest

Amp

ON

ALL

Setting

DIsplay Power Off

DSP

Power On Level

Volume Limit

Mute Level

Phase Control

Sound Retriever

Default

YES

LAST

OFF

FULL

ON

ON (iPod/USB, INTERNET

RADIO, ADAPTER PORT function)/

OFF (Other functions)

0.0 frame

CH1

Sound Delay

Dual Mono

DRC

SACD Gain

LFE Attenuate

AUTO

0 dB

0 dB

Auto delay

Digital Safety

OFF

OFF

Effect Level 90 (EXT.STEREO)/

50 (Other modes)

2 PL II Music Options

Center Width:3

Dimension:0

Panorama:OFF

Neo:6 Options

Listening Mode

(All Inputs)

Center Image:

3 (Neo:6 MUSIC)/

10 (Neo:6 CINEMA)

AUTO SURROUND

(2 ch/multi ch)/

STEREO (Head phones)

See also Setting the Audio options on page 72 for other default DSP settings.

MCACC

MCACC Position Memory M1: MEMORY 1

Channel Level (M1 to M6) 0.0 dB

10’00” Speaker Distance

(M1 to M6)

Standing Wave

(M1 to M6)

EQ Data (M1 to M6)

ATT of all channels/ filters: 0.0 dB

SWch Trim: 0.0 dB

All channels/bands: 0.0 dB

EQ Trim: 0.0 dB

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Chapter 9:

Controlling the rest of your system

Operating multiple receivers

Up to four receivers can be operated discretely using this receiver’s remote control when using multiple receivers, provided they are of the same model as this receiver. The receiver to be operated is switched by inputting the preset code to set the remote control setting.

• Set the remote modes on the receivers before using this function (see Remote

Control Mode Setup on page 111).

1 Press and hold R.SETUP, then press “4” for three seconds.

The LED flashes continuously.

• To cancel the preset setup mode press

R.SETUP.

2 Press the number button for the receiver

(“Receiver 1” to “Receiver 4”) you wish to operate.

For example, to operate “Receiver 2”, press “ 2”.

If the LED lights for one second, the setting has been successfully completed.

When the preset code is input, the LED flashes three times to indicate that the setting has failed.

However, there are cases where only certain functions may be controllable after assigning the proper preset code, or the codes for the manufacturer in the remote control will not work for the model that you are using.

If you can’t find a preset code that matches the component you want to control, you can still teach the remote individual commands from another remote control (see Programming

signals from other remote controls on page 82).

Note

• You can cancel or exit any of the steps by pressing

R.SETUP.

• After one minute of inactivity, the remote automatically exits the operation.

• For greater convenience, assign the TV connected to the MONITOR OUT terminal to the TV CTRL button, and assign your satellite/cable receiver or set-top box connected to the TV input terminal to the

TV input button. If a single device is connected to both terminals, that device should be assigned to both the TV CTRL and TV input buttons.

• Devices may be assigned to the following input function buttons.

Setting the remote to control other components

Most components can be assigned to one of the input function buttons (such as DVD or

CD) using the component’s manufacturer preset code stored in the remote.

RECEIVER MULTI

OPERATION

BD

SOURCE

R.SETUP

DVD DVR/BDR HDMI

TV CD NET RADIO ADAPTER iPod USB TUNER SIRIUS TV CTRL

INPUT SELECT ZONE 2

RECEIVER

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Selecting preset codes directly

1 Press and hold R.SETUP, then press “1” for three seconds.

The LED flashes continuously.

• To cancel the preset setup mode press

R.SETUP.

2 Press the input function button for the component you want to control.

When assigning preset codes to TV CONTROL, press TV CTRL here.

The LED blinks once and flashes continuously.

3 Use the number buttons to enter the 4digit preset code.

See Preset code list on page 127.

If the LED lights for one second, the setting has been successfully completed.

When the preset code is fully input, the LED flashes three times to indicate that the setting has failed. If this happens, enter the 4-digit preset code again.

4 Repeat steps 2 through 3 for the other components you want to control.

To try out the remote control, switch the component on or off (into standby) by pressing

SOURCE. If it doesn’t seem to work, select the next code from the list (if there is one).

5 Press R.SETUP to exit the preset setup mode.

Programming signals from other remote controls

If the preset code for your component is not available, or the available preset codes do not operate correctly, you can program signals from the remote control of another component.

This can also be used to program additional operations (buttons not covered in the presets) after assigning a preset code.

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Certain buttons represent operations that cannot be learned from other remote controls.

The buttons available are shown below:

RECEIVER MULTI

OPERATION

BD

SOURCE

R.SETUP

DVD DVR/BDR HDMI

TV CD NET RADIO ADAPTER iPod USB TUNER SIRIUS TV CTRL

INPUT SELECT ZONE 2

RECEIVER

INPUT

MASTER

VOLUME

TV CONTROL

CH VOL

MUTE

AUDIO

PARAMETER

LIST

VIDEO

PARAMETER

TUNE TOOLS

TOP MENU

BAND

T.EDIT

GUIDE

PRESET

ENTER

PRESET

CATEGORY

HOME

MENU iPod CTRL

TUNE

HDD

RETURN

PGM

DVD

MEMORY MENU

PHASE CTRL STATUS

TV / DTV MPX PQLS

S.RETRIEVER

1 2

SIGNAL SEL

4

MCACC

5

MIDNIGHT AUDIO

3

SLEEP

6

INFO

DISP

CH LEVEL A.ATT

7 8

DIMMER

9

D.ACCESS

/ CLR 0

AUTO / ALC /

DIRECT

STEREO

CLASS

ENTER

CH

STANDARD ADV SURR

LISTENING MODE

1 Press and hold R.SETUP, then press “2” for three seconds.

The LED flashes continuously.

• To cancel the preset setup mode press

R.SETUP.

2 Press the input function button for the component you want to control.

The LED blinks once and flashes continuously.

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3 Point the two remote controls towards each other, then press the button that will be doing the learning on this receiver’s remote control.

The LED blinks once and flashes continuously.

• The remote controls should be 3 cm (1 inch) apart.

3 cm

(1 inch)

This receiver’s remote control

Other remote control

4 Press the corresponding button on the other remote control that is sending (teaching) the signal to this receiver’s remote control.

If the LED lights for one second, the setting has been successfully completed.

1

5 To program additional signals for the current component repeat steps 3 and 4.

To program signals for another component, exit and repeat steps 2 through 4.

6 Press R.SETUP to exit the programming mode.

Erasing one of the remote control button settings

This erases one of the buttons you have programmed and restores the button to the factory default.

1 Press and hold R.SETUP, then press “7” for three seconds.

The LED flashes continuously.

• To cancel the preset setup mode press

R.SETUP.

2 Press the input function button corresponding to the command to be erased, then press ENTER.

The LED flashes once.

3 Press and hold the button to be erased for three seconds.

If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed.

4 Repeat step 3 to erase other buttons.

5 Press R.SETUP to exit the erasing mode.

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Note

1 • Note that interference from TVs or other devices will sometimes result in the remote control learning the wrong signal.

• Some commands from other remote controls cannot be learned, but in most cases the remotes just need to be moved closer together or farther apart.

• If the LED flashes for five seconds, it means the memory is full. See Resetting the input assignment of one of the

input function buttons on page 84 to erase a programmed button you’re not using to free up more memory (note that some signals may take more memory than others).

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Resetting the input assignment of one of the input function buttons

This procedure resets the input assignment preset at the remote control’s input function button, restoring the default.

1 Press and hold R.SETUP, then press “9” for three seconds.

The LED flashes continuously.

• To cancel the preset setup mode press

R.SETUP.

2 Press and hold the input function button corresponding to the command to be erased for three seconds.

If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed.

Direct function

• Default setting:

On

You can use the direct function feature to control one component using the remote control while at the same time using your receiver to play a different component. This could let you, for example, use the remote control to set up and listen to a CD on the receiver, and then use the remote control to rewind a tape in your VCR while you continue to listen to your CD player.

When direct function is on, any component you select (using the input function buttons) will be selected by both the receiver and the remote control. When you turn direct function off, you can operate the remote control without affecting the receiver.

1 Press and hold R.SETUP, then press “5” for three seconds.

The LED flashes continuously.

• To cancel the preset setup mode press

R.SETUP.

2 Press the input function button for the component you want to control.

3 Press “1” (On) or “0” (Off) to switch the direct function mode.

If the LED lights for one second, the setting has been successfully completed.

If the LED flashes three times, the setting has failed.

4 Press R.SETUP to exit the setup.

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Multi operation and System off

The Multi operation feature allows you to program a series of up to 5 commands for the components in your system.

• Be sure to call up the preset codes of devices or perform programming signals for other remote controls before multi operation memory programming (page 82).

The Multi operation feature makes it easy to perform the following operations by pressing just two buttons.

Press

MULTI OPERATION and then the DVD input function button to:

1. Switch this receiver on.

2. Switch this receiver’s input to DVD.

3. Transmit a sequence of up to five programmed commands.

Similar to Multi operations, System off allows you to use two buttons to stop and switch off a series of components in your system at the same time.

1

Only one System off operation sequence may be programmed.

Press MULTI OPERATION and then

SOURCE to:

1. Transmit a sequence of up to five programmed commands.

2. Switch off all Pioneer devices including the receiver (except DVD recorders and VCRs).

For greater convenience, program this receiver to perform power on/off and playback operations on non-Pioneer devices as well.

2

(The signals for Pioneer devices described above are not contingent on programming for non-Pioneer devices.)

The buttons that can be programmed using

Multi operation or System off are the same buttons as those that can be programmed for other remote controls (see Programming

signals from other remote controls on page 82).

Programming a Multi operation or a shutdown sequence

1 Press and hold R.SETUP, then press “3” for three seconds.

The LED flashes continuously.

• To cancel the preset setup mode press

R.SETUP.

2 Press the input function button (or

SOURCE button).

For Multi operations, press the input function you wish to program (for example, if you want to start the sequence by switching on your DVD player, press

DVD).

3

For System off, press the

SOURCE button.

The LED blinks twice and flashes continuously.

3 If necessary, press the input function button for the component whose command you want to input.

This is only necessary if the command is for a new component (input function).

4 Select the button for the command you want to input.

The LED blinks once and flashes continuously.

• You don’t need to program the receiver to switch on or off. This is done automatically.

Note

1 • Before Multi operation and System off will work correctly, you must setup the remote to work with your TV and other components (see Operating multiple receivers on page 81 for more on this).

• Some units may take some time to power up, in which case multiple operations may not be possible.

• Power on and off commands only work with components that have a standby mode.

2 Some remote controllers for other manufacturers' devices use the same signals for switching the power on and off.

In some cases, even if this receiver is programmed to perform these commands, power to the non-Pioneer devices may not be switched on and off correctly. Program the receiver to perform these commands if the non-Pioneer device uses separate signals for power on/off.

3 With Multi operation, the

HDMI and TV CTRL settings cannot be made, but the iPod USB settings can. For other settable input functions, see Setting the remote to control other components on page 81.

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With Pioneer components, you don’t need to program the power to switch off in a shutdown sequence (except DVD recorders).

5 Repeat steps 3 to 4 to program a sequence of up to five commands.

Programming mode will terminate automatically when the 5 commands are entered.

• If you press

R.SETUP before programming is completed, commands programmed up to that point will be stored.

Using multi operations

1 Press MULTI OPERATION.

The LED flashes continuously.

2 Within five seconds, press an input function button that has been set up with a multi operation.

The receiver switches on (if it was in standby) and the programmed multi operation is performed automatically.

Using System off

1 Press MULTI OPERATION.

The LED flashes continuously.

2 Within five seconds, press

SOURCE.

The command sequence you programmed will run, then all Pioneer components will switch off

1

, followed by this receiver (switch of all the zones becomes off).

Erasing the settings for the multioperation

This erases all the settings programmed in the remote control for the multi-operation.

1 Press and hold R.SETUP, then press “8” for three seconds.

The LED flashes continuously.

• To cancel the preset setup mode press

R.SETUP.

2 Press the input function button containing the program you want to cancel or the

SOURCE button for three seconds.

If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed.

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Clearing all the remote control settings

This will erase all preset remote control preset codes and programmed buttons.

1

1 Press and hold R.SETUP, then press “0” for three seconds.

The LED flashes continuously.

2 Press and hold the ENTER button for three seconds.

If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed.

Default preset codes

Input function button

Preset code

BD

2 1 6 0

DVD

DVR/BDR

HDMI

TV

2 1 5 8

2 1 5 0

2 1 5 9

0 1 1 6

CD

TV CTRL

5 0 6 6

0 1 1 6

Controlling components

This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes (see Setting the

remote to control other components on page 81 for more on this). Use the input function buttons to select the component.

• The TV CONTROL buttons on the remote control are dedicated to control the TV assigned to the TV CTRL button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV to the TV CTRL button.

RECEIVER MULTI

OPERATION

BD

SOURCE

R.SETUP

DVD DVR/BDR HDMI

TV CD NET RADIO ADAPTER iPod USB TUNER SIRIUS TV CTRL

INPUT SELECT ZONE 2

RECEIVER

INPUT

MASTER

VOLUME

TV CONTROL

CH VOL

MUTE

AUDIO

PARAMETER

LIST

VIDEO

PARAMETER

TUNE TOOLS

TOP MENU

BAND

T.EDIT

GUIDE

PRESET ENTER PRESET

CATEGORY

HOME

MENU iPod CTRL

TUNE

HDD

RETURN

PGM

DVD

MEMORY MENU

PHASE CTRL STATUS

TV / DTV MPX PQLS

S.RETRIEVER

1 2

MIDNIGHT AUDIO

3

SIGNAL SEL MCACC SLEEP

4 5 6

INFO

DISP

CH LEVEL A.ATT

7 8

DIMMER

9

D.ACCESS

/ CLR 0

AUTO / ALC /

DIRECT STEREO

CLASS

ENTER

CH

STANDARD ADV SURR

LISTENING MODE

RECEIVER

Note

1 When Programming signals from other remote controls on page 82 are set, all the signals learned in the input function buttons are cleared. This function is convenient when you want to reset some but not all of input function buttons.

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Button(s) TV

SOURCE

POWER ON/

OFF

Number buttons

numerics

(dot)

ENTER

(CLASS)

(dot)

ENTER

EXIT/INFO

TV (Monitor)

POWER ON/

OFF

numerics

BD/DVD

POWER ON/

OFF

numerics

KURO LINK CLEAR

CH ENTER ENTER

EXIT TOP MENU

HDD/DVR

POWER ON/

OFF

numerics

+

ENTER

-

-

VCR

POWER ON/

OFF

numerics

TOP MENU -

SAT/CATV

POWER ON/

OFF

numerics

ENTER

LIST

TOOLS/

GUIDE/EPG

USER MENU TOOLS GUIDE -

/// /// /// /// ///

-

ENTER

ENTER ENTER ENTER ENTER -

HOME MENU HOME MENU HOME MENU HOME MENU -

GUIDE

(Blue)

AUDIO

DISP

CH +/–

RETURN

HDD (Red)

Red

DVD (Green)

Green

(Yellow)

Yellow

Blue

-

-

-

-

-

ANT

-

AUDIO

DISPLAY

CH+/-

RETURN

Red

Green

Yellow

Blue

MENU

AUTO SETUP 

FREEZE

-

AV SELECTION 

SCREEN SIZE 

AUDIO AUDIO

DISPLAY DISPLAY

CH+/-

RETURN

-

-

-

RETURN

HDD

DVD

VCR

MENU

AUDIO

DISPLAY

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

AUDIO

-

CH+/-

///

ENTER

HOME/

MENU

RETURN

Red

Green

Yellow

Blue

AUDIO

DISPLAY/

INFO

CH+/OUTPUT

RESOLUTION

+/a

CH+/a. Controls for BD.

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Button(s) LD

SOURCE POWER ON/

OFF

Number buttons

numerics

(dot)

ENTER

(CLASS)

+10

ENTER

TOP MENU -

CD/CD-R/

SACD

POWER ON/

OFF

numerics

POWER ON/

OFF

numerics

POWER ON/

OFF

-

>10/CLEAR CLEAR c

DISK/ENTER OPEN/CLOSE c

CLEAR

ENTER

-

MD/DAT

MS

TAPE

MS

-

LEGATO LINK b -

/// ///

-

ENTER

ENTER

-

-

SACD SETUP b

-

-

-

///

-

-

RETURN

AUDIO

DISP

AUDIO

DISPLAY/

INFO b. Controls for SACD.

c. Controls for MD.

-

PURE AUDIO b

TIME b

-

-

-

-

-

AUDIO

DISP

CH +/–

Button(s)

TV

(Projector)

POWER ON

6

7

4

5

2

3

SOURCE

1

MOVIE

STANDARD

DYNAMIC

USER1

USER2

USER3

COLOR+

8

9

0

(dot)

SHARP+

GAMMA

COLOR-

SHARP-

ENTER (CLASS) COLOR TEMP

EXIT

///

ENTER

INFO

///

ENTER

TEST

HIDE

MENU

HDMI1

HDMI2

COMP.

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

BRIGHT-

BRIGHT+

POWER OFF

ASPECT

CONTRAST+/-

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The Advanced MCACC menu

Chapter 10:

The Advanced MCACC menu

Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu

The Advanced MCACC (Multi Channel

ACoustic Calibration) system was developed in

Pioneer’s laboratories with the aim of making it possible for home users to perform adjustments of the same level as in a studio easily and with high precision. The acoustic characteristics of the listening environment are measured and the frequency response is calibrated accordingly to allow high precision, automatic analysis and optimal calibration of the sound field to bring it closer to a studio environment than ever before. Furthermore, while it was previously difficult to eliminate standing waves, this receiver is equipped with a standing wave control function using a unique process to perform acoustic analysis and reduce their influence.

This section describes how to calibrate the sound field automatically and fine-adjust the sound field data manually.

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.

Use

RECEIVER to switch on.

1

• If headphones are connected to the receiver, disconnect them.

2 Press

RECEIVER

on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use

/// and

ENTER to navigate through the screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm and exit the current menu.

• Press

HOME MENU at any time to exit the

Home Menu.

3 Select ‘Advanced MCACC’ from the

Home Menu, then press ENTER.

HOME MENU

A/V RECEIVER

1. Advanced MCACC

2. MCACC Data Check

3. Data Management

4. System Setup

Exit Return

4 Select the setting you want to adjust.

1.Advanced MCACC

A/V RECEIVER a. Full Auto MCACC b. Auto MCACC c. Manual MCACC d. Demo

Exit Return

Full Auto MCACC – See Automatically

conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto

MCACC on page 41 for a quick and effective automatic surround setup.

Auto MCACC – See Automatic MCACC

(Expert) on page 91 for a more detailed

MCACC setup.

Manual MCACC – Fine-tunes your speaker settings and customizes the Acoustic

Calibration EQ (see Manual MCACC setup on page 94).

Demo – No settings are saved and no errors occur. When the speakers are connected to this receiver, the test tone is output repeatedly. Press

RETURN to cancel the test tone.

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1 Make sure not to switch off the power when using the

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Automatic MCACC (Expert)

If your setup requires more detailed settings than those provided in Automatically

conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto

MCACC on page 41, you can customize your setup options below. You can calibrate your system differently for up to six different MCACC presets

1

, which are useful if you have different listening positions depending on the type of source (for example, watching movies from a sofa, or playing a video game close to the TV).

2

Important

• Make sure the microphone/speakers are not moved during the Auto MCACC Setup.

• Using the Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any existing settings for the

MCACC preset you select.

3

• The screen saver will automatically appear after five minutes of inactivity.

CAUTION

• The test tones used in the Auto MCACC

Setup are output at high volume.

1 Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the Advanced

MCACC menu, then press ENTER.

If the

Advanced MCACC screen is not displayed, refer to Making receiver settings from

the Advanced MCACC menu on page 90.

2 Select the parameters you want to set.

Use

/ to select the item, then use / to set.

Auto MCACC – The default is ALL

(recommended), but you can limit the system calibration to only one setting (to save time) if you want.

4

The available options are ALL, Keep SP System,

5

Speaker Setting, Channel Level,

Speaker Distance and EQ Pro & S-Wave.

EQ Type (only available when the Auto

MCACC Menu above is EQ Pro & S-Wave)

– This determines how the frequency balance is adjusted.

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Note

1 These are stored in memory and referred to as

MEMORY1 to MEMORY6 until you rename them in Data Management on page 102.

2 You may also want to have separate calibration settings for the same listening position, depending on how you’re using your system.

3 Except in cases where you are only adjusting one parameter (i.e. channel level) from the

Auto MCACC menu (step 2).

4 • When data measurement is taken (after selecting

ALL or Keep SP System), the reverb characteristics data (both before- and after-calibration) that this receiver had been storing will be overwritten. If you want to save the reverb characteristics data before measuring, connect a USB memory device to this receiver and transfer the data.

• When measurement is taken of data other than

SYMMETRY (after selecting ALL or Keep SP System), the data are not measured after the correction. If you will need to measure after correction data, take the measurement using the

EQ Professional menu in the Manual MCACC setup (page 97).

• The

EQ Pro & S-Wave measurement is also taken when Keep SP System or EQ Pro & S-Wave is selected. See

Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional on page 97 for more on this.

• Either effect of Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional and Standing Wave can be switched on and off in the respective MCACC preset. For details, see Setting the Audio options on page 72.

5 The

Keep SP System option allows you to calibrate your system while leaving your current speaker setting (page 106) unchanged.

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After a single calibration is performed, each of the following three correction curves can be stored separately in the MCACC memory.

SYMMETRY implements symmetric correction for each pair of left and right speakers to flatten the frequency-amplitude characteristics. ALL CH ADJ is a ‘flat’ setting where all the speakers are set individually so no special weighting is given to any one channel.

FRONT ALIGN

1

sets all speakers in accordance with the front speaker settings (no equalization is applied to the front left and right channels).

THX Speaker (only available when the

Auto MCACC Menu above is ALL or

Speaker Setting) – Select YES if you are using THX speakers (set all speakers to

SMALL), otherwise leave it set to NO.

STAND.WAVE Multi-P (only available when

the

Auto MCACC Menu above is EQ Pro &

S-Wave) – In addition to measurements at the listening position, you can use two more reference points for which test tones will be analyzed for standing waves. This is useful if you want to get a balanced ‘flat’ calibration for several seating positions in your listening area.

2 reference point indicated on-screen and note that the last microphone placement will

be at your main listening position:

2nd reference point

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Place the microphone at the

3

Main listening position

3rd reference point

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3 Connect the microphone to the MCACC

SETUP MIC jack on the front panel.

Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.

MCACC

SETUP MIC

CONTROL ON / OFF iPod iPhone

USB

VIDEO CAMERA

HDMI 5

Microphone

Tripod

MASTER

VOLUME

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If you have a tripod, use it to place the microphone so that it’s about ear level at your normal listening position. If you do not have a tripod, use some other object to install the microphone.

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4 When you’re finished setting the options, select START then press ENTER.

5 Follow the instructions on-screen.

• Make sure the microphone is connected.

• If you’re using a subwoofer, it is automatically detected every time you switch on the system. Make sure it is on and the volume is turned up.

• See Problems when using the Auto MCACC

Setup on page 44 for notes regarding high background noise levels and other possible interference.

Note

1 If you selected

ALL or Keep SP System as your Auto MCACC menu, you can specify the MCACC preset where you want to save the

SYMMETRY, ALL CH ADJ and FRONT ALIGN settings.

2 Switch the

Multi-P setting NO if you only use one listening position.

3 Install the microphone on a stable floor. Placing the microphone on any of the following surfaces may make accurate measurement impossible:

• Sofas or other soft surfaces.

• High places such as tabletops and sofa tops.

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6 Wait for the Auto MCACC Setup to finish outputting test tones.

A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers present in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while it’s doing this.

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• With error messages (such as

Too much

ambient noise! or Check microphone) select

RETRY after checking for ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto

MCACC Setup on page 44) and verifying the mic connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply select

GO NEXT and continue.

7 If necessary, confirm the speaker configuration in the GUI screen.

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The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the actual speakers you have.

If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the speaker configuration check screen is being displayed, the Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this case, you don’t need to select ‘ OK’ and press ENTER in step 8.

• If you see an

ERR message (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t correct), there may be a problem with the speaker connection.

If selecting

RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the power and check the speaker connections. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use

/ to select the speaker and

/ to change the setting and continue.

• If Reverse Phase is displayed, the speaker’s wiring (+ and –) may be inverted.

Check the speaker connections.

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If the connections were wrong, turn off the power, disconnect the power cord, then reconnect properly. After this, perform the

Full Auto MCACC procedure again.

– If the connections were right, select

GO

NEXT and continue.

8 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press

ENTER.

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A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs more test tones to determine the optimum receiver settings for channel level, speaker distance, and Acoustic

Calibration EQ.

Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is happening. It may take 3 to 7 minutes.

• If you selected a STAND.WAVE Multi-P setup (in step 2), you will be asked to place the mic at the 2nd and 3rd reference points before finally placing it at your main listening position.

9 The Auto MCACC Setup procedure is completed and the Advanced MCACC menu reappears automatically.

The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup should give you excellent surround sound from your system, but it is also possible to adjust these settings manually using the

Manual

MCACC setup menu (starting below) or

Manual SP Setup menu (starting on page 104).

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Note

1 Do not adjust the volume during the test tones. This may result in incorrect speaker settings.

2 This screen is only shown if you selected

ALL or Speaker Setting from the Auto MCACC menu.

3 If the speaker is not pointed to the microphone (listening position) or when using speakers that affect the phase

(dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.),

Reverse Phase may be displayed even if the speakers are properly connected.

4 • Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12 cm (5 inches) will end up with different size settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker setup on page 104.

• The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to be changed.

• If Auto MCACC Setup measurement results are incorrect due to the interaction of the speakers and viewing environment, we recommend adjusting the settings manually.

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You can also choose to view the settings by selecting individual parameters from the

MCACC Data Check screen:

Speaker Setting – The size and number of speakers you’ve connected (see page 106 for more on this)

Channel Level – The overall balance of your speaker system (see page 95 or 107 for more on this)

Speaker Distance – The distance of your speakers from the listening position (see page 95 or 107 for more on this)

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Standing Wave – Filter settings to control lower ‘boomy’ frequencies (see page 96 for more on this)

Acoustic Cal EQ – Adjustments to the frequency balance of your speaker system based on the acoustic characteristics of your room (see page 97 for more on this)

Output MCACC data – MCACC data and parameters can be transferred from this receiver to a USB device and the data imported into other devices using a special application via a computer (see Output

MCACC data on page 101 for more on this).

Press

RETURN after you have finished checking each screen. When you’re finished, select

RETURN to go back to the Home Menu.

Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this receiver upon completion of the Auto

MCACC Setup.

Manual MCACC setup

You can use the settings in the

Manual

MCACC setup menu to make detailed adjustments when you’re more familiar with the system. Before making these settings, you should have already completed Automatically

conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto

MCACC on page 41.

You only need to make these settings once

(unless you change the placement of your current speaker system or add new speakers).

CAUTION

• The test tones used in the

Manual MCACC setup are output at high volume.

Important

• Press the MCACC button while the pertinent setup screens are displayed to select MCACC presets.

• For some of the settings below, you’ll have to connect the setup microphone to the front panel and place it about ear level at your normal listening position. Press

HOME MENU to display the Home Menu before you connect the microphone to this receiver. If the microphone is connected while the HOME MENU is not being displayed, the display will change to the

Full Auto MCACC under Advanced

MCACC.

• See Problems when using the Auto MCACC

Setup on page 44 for notes regarding high background noise levels and other possible interference.

• If you’re using a subwoofer, switch it on and turn up the volume to the middle position.

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1 Select ‘Manual MCACC’ from the

Advanced MCACC menu.

See Making receiver settings from the Advanced

MCACC menu on page 90 if you’re not already at this screen.

2 Select the setting you want to adjust.

If you’re doing this for the first time, you might want to make these settings in order.

Fine Channel Level – Make fine adjustments to the overall balance of your speaker system (see Fine Channel Level below).

Fine SP Distance – Make precise delay settings for your speaker system (see Fine

Speaker Distance below).

Standing Wave – Control overly resonant low frequencies in your listening room (see

Standing Wave on page 96).

The last two settings are specifically for customizing the parameters explained in

Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust on page 97:

EQ Adjust – Manually adjust the frequency balance of your speaker system while listening to test tones (see Acoustic

Calibration EQ Adjust on page 97).

EQ Professional – Calibrate your system based on the direct sound coming from the speakers and make detailed settings according to your room’s reverb characteristics (see Acoustic Calibration

EQ Professional on page 97).

Fine Channel Level

• Default setting: 0.0dB (all channels)

You can achieve better surround sound by properly adjusting the overall balance of your speaker system. You can adjust the Channel

Level of each speaker in 0.5 dB increments. The following setting can help you make detailed adjustments that you may not achieve using the Manual speaker setup on page 104.

1 Select ‘Fine Channel Level’ from the

Manual MCACC setup menu.

The volume increases to the 0.0 dB reference level.

2 Adjust the level of the left channel.

This will be the reference speaker level, so you may want to keep the level around 0.0 dB so that you’ll have plenty of room to adjust the other speaker levels.

• After pressing

ENTER, test tones will be output.

3 Select each channel in turn and adjust the levels (+/–12.0 dB) as necessary.

Use

/ to adjust the volume of the speaker you selected to match the reference speaker.

When it sounds like both tones are the same volume, press

 to confirm and continue to the next channel.

• For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will change depending on which speaker you select.

• If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply use

/ to select it.

4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.

Fine Speaker Distance

• Default setting: 10’00’’ (all speakers)

For proper sound depth and separation with your system, it is necessary to add a slight bit of delay to some speakers so that all sounds will arrive at the listening position at the same time. You can adjust the distance of each speaker in half inch increments. The following setting can help you make detailed adjustments that you may not achieve using the Manual speaker setup on page 104.

1 Select ‘Fine SP Distance’ from the

Manual MCACC setup menu.

2 Adjust the distance of the left channel from the listening position.

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3 Select each channel in turn and adjust the distance as necessary.

Use

/ to adjust the delay of the speaker you selected to match the reference speaker.

The delay is measured in terms of speaker distance from 0’00-1/2’’ to 45’00’’.

Listen to the reference speaker and use it to measure the target channel. From the listening position, face the two speakers with your arms outstretched pointing at each speaker. Try to make the two tones sound as if they are arriving simultaneously at a position slightly in front of you and between your arm span.

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When it sounds like the delay settings are matched up, press

 to confirm and continue to the next channel.

• For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will change depending on which speaker you select.

• If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply use

/ to select it.

4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.

Standing Wave

• Default setting:

ON

2

/ ATT 0.0dB (all filters)

Acoustic standing waves occur when, under certain conditions, sound waves from your speaker system resonate mutually with sound waves reflected off the walls in your listening area. This can have a negative effect on the overall sound, especially at certain lower frequencies. Depending on speaker placement, your listening position, and ultimately the shape of your room, it results in an overly resonant (‘boomy’) sound. The Standing Wave

Control uses filters to reduce the effect of overly resonant sounds in your listening area. During playback of a source, you can customize the filters used for Standing Wave Control for each of your MCACC presets.

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1 Select ‘Standing Wave’ from the Manual

MCACC setup menu.

2 Adjust the parameters for the Standing

Wave Control.

Filter Channel – Select the channel to which you will apply the filter(s): MAIN (all except center channel and subwoofer),

Center or SW (subwoofer).

TRIM (only available when the filter channel

above is

SW) – Adjust the subwoofer channel level (to compensate for the difference in output post-filter).

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1 • If you can’t seem to achieve this by adjusting the distance setting, you may need to change the angle of your speakers very slightly.

• For better audibility, the subwoofer emits a continuous test tone (oscillating pulses are heard from your other speakers). Note that it may be difficult to compare this tone with the other speakers in your setup (depending on the low frequency response of the reference speaker).

2 You can switch on or off the Standing Wave and Acoustic Calibration EQ feature in the

AUDIO PARAMETER menu.

See Setting the Audio options on page 72 for more on this.

3 • Since they will be overwritten, you may want to save the standing wave settings made with the Auto MCACC Setup to another MCACC preset.

• Standing Wave control filter settings cannot be changed during playback of sources using the HDMI connection.

• When

Standing Wave is selected for an MCACC preset memory where STAND.WAVE is set to OFF in the AUDIO

PARAMETER, STAND.WAVE ON is automatically selected.

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Freq / Q / ATT – These are the filter parameters where Freq represents the frequency you will be targeting and Q is the bandwidth (the higher the Q, the narrower the bandwidth, or range) of the attenuation

( ATT, the amount of reduction to the targeted frequency).

3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.

Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust

• Default setting:

ON

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/ 0.0dB (all channels/ bands)

Acoustic Calibration Equalization is a kind of room equalizer for your speakers (excluding the subwoofer). It works by measuring the acoustic characteristics of your room and neutralizing the ambient characteristics that can color the original source material

(providing a ‘flat’ equalization setting). If you’re not satisfied with the adjustment provided in

Automatically conducting optimum sound

tuning (Auto MCACC on page 41 or Automatic

MCACC (Expert) on page 91, you can also adjust these settings manually to get a frequency balance that suits your tastes.

1 Select ‘EQ Adjust’ from the Manual

MCACC setup menu.

2 Select the channel(s) you want and adjust to your liking.

Use

/ to select the channel.

Use

/ to select the frequency and / to boost or cut the EQ. When you’re finished, go back to the top of the screen and press

 to return to Ch, then use

/ to select the channel.

• The OVER! indicator shows in the display if the frequency adjustment is too drastic and might distort. If this happens, bring the level down until OVER! disappears from the display.

Tip

• Changing the frequency curve of one channel too drastically will affect the overall balance. If the speaker balance seems uneven, you can raise or lower channel levels using test tones with the

TRIM feature. Use

/ to select TRIM, then use

/ to raise or lower the channel level for the current speaker.

3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.

Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional

This setup minimizes the unwanted effects of room reverberation by allowing you to calibrate your system based on the direct sound coming from the speakers.

How to use Acoustic Calibration EQ

Professional

If you find that lower frequencies seem overly reverberant in your listening room (i.e. it sounds ‘boomy’), or that different channels seem to exhibit different reverb characteristics

(when Type A or Type B shown on the diagrams on the following applies), select

EQ Pro. & S-

Wave (or ALL) for the Auto MCACC setting in

Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 91 to calibrate the room automatically.

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1 When

EQ Adjust is selected for an MCACC preset memory where EQ is set to OFF in the AUDIO PARAMETER, EQ

ON is automatically selected.

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Type A: Reverberance of high vs. low frequencies

Level

Low frequencies

High frequencies

Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro calibration range

Conventional MCACC

EQ calibration range

0 80

160

Time (in msec)

Type B: Reverb characteristics for different channels

Front L

Level

Front R

0

Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro calibration range

Conventional MCACC

EQ calibration range

80

160

Time (in msec)

If the pattern is as shown above, select the

30-

50ms setting. If not, this setting is not necessary.

Using Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional

1 Select ‘EQ Professional’, then press

ENTER.

2 Select an option and press ENTER.

Reverb Measurement – Use this to measure the reverb characteristics of your room.

Reverb View – You can check the reverb measurements made for specified frequency ranges in each channel.

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Advanced EQ Setup – Use this to select the time period that will be used for frequency adjustment and calibration, based on the reverb measurement of your listening area. Note that customizing system calibration using this setup will alter the settings you made in

Automatically conducting optimum sound

tuning (Auto MCACC on page 41 or

Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 91 and is not necessary if you’re satisfied with these settings.

3 If you selected ‘Reverb Measurement’, select EQ ON or OFF, and then START.

The following options determine how the reverb characteristics of your listening area are displayed in Reverb View:

EQ OFF – You will see the reverb characteristics of your listening area

without the equalization performed by this receiver (before calibration).

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Reverb View procedure is performed after the Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto MCACC on page 41 or

Reverb Measurement operation, depending on the standing wave control setting, differences may appear on the reverb graph. With the Auto MCACC function, the reverberations are measured with the standing waves controlled, so the reverb characteristics graph shows the characteristics with the effect of the standing waves eliminated. By contrast, the

Reverb Measurement function measures the reverberations without controlling the standing waves, so the graph indicates the reverb characteristics including the effect of the standing waves. If you wish to check the reverb characteristics of the room itself (with the standing waves as such), we recommend using the

Reverb Measurement function.

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EQ ON – You will see the reverb characteristics of your listening area with the equalization performed by this receiver

(after calibration).

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Note that the EQ response may not appear entirely flat due to adjustments necessary for your listening area.

2

When the reverb measurement is finished, you can select Reverb View to see the results onscreen. See Professional Calibration EQ

graphical output on page 118 for troubleshooting information.

4 If you selected ‘Reverb View’, you can check the reverb characteristics for each channel. Press RETURN when you’re done.

The reverb characteristics are displayed when the

Full Auto MCACC or Reverb

Measurement measurements are conducted.

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Use

/ to select the channel, frequency and calibration setting you want to check. Use

/ to go back and forth between the three.

The reverb characteristics graph before and after EQ calibration can be displayed by selecting Calibration : Before / After.

4

Note that the markers on the vertical axis indicate decibels in 2 dB steps.

5 If ‘Advanced EQ Setup’ is selected, select the MCACC memory to be stored, then enter the desired time setting for calibration, and then select START.

5

Based on the reverb measurement above, you can choose the time period that will be used for the final frequency adjustment and calibration.

Even though you can make this setting without reverb measurement, it is best to use the measurement results as a reference for your time setting. For an optimal system calibration based on the direct sound coming from the speakers, we recommend using the 30-50ms setting.

Use

/ to select the setting. Use / to switch between them.

Select the setting from the following time periods (in milliseconds): 0-20ms, 10-30ms,

20-40ms, 30-50ms, 40-60ms, 50-70ms and

60-80ms. This setting will be applied to all channels during calibration.

When you’re finished, select

START. It will take about 2 to 4 minutes for the calibration to finish.

After the Acoustic Calibration Equalization is set, you are given the option to check the settings on-screen.

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Note

1 The calibration corresponding to the currently selected MCACC preset will be used when

EQ ON is selected. To use another MCACC preset, press

MCACC to select the MCACC memory you want to store.

2 After auto calibration with

EQ Type : SYMMETRY (Full Auto MCACC, etc.), the graph for the inferred reverb characteristics can be displayed by selecting

Reverb View. To display the actually measured reverb characteristics after EQ calibration, measure with

EQ ON.

3 The

After display when measurements have been made using the Full Auto MCACC or Auto MCACC (ALL or KEEP

SP system) function shows the graph for the inferred reverb characteristics after EQ Type : SYMMETRY calibration.

4 The reverb characteristics graph is overwritten each time the reverberations are measured.

No Data is displayed if there is no reverb characteristic data, for example before measurements have been taken.

5 To specify the place where the MCACC memory is to be stored, press

MCACC to select the MCACC memory you want to store.

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At the procedure of Automatically conducting

optimum sound tuning (Auto MCACC on page 41, the procedure of Automatic MCACC

(Expert) on page 91 or after fine-adjusting at

Manual MCACC setup on page 94, you can check your calibrated settings using the GUI screen. The data can be transferred to a computer using a USB device to check it on the computer’s screen as well.

1 Press

RECEIVER

, then press HOME

MENU.

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use

/// and ENTER to navigate through the screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm and exit the current menu.

2 Select ‘MCACC Data Check’ from the

Home Menu.

3 Select the setting you want to check.

Speaker Setting – Used to check the settings of the speaker systems. See

Speaker Setting below for more on this.

Channel Level – Used to check the output level of the different speakers. See Channel

Level below for more on this.

Speaker Distance – Used to check the distance to the different speakers. See

Speaker Distance below for more on this.

Standing Wave – Used to check the standing wave control filter settings. See

Standing Wave on page 101 for more on this.

Acoustic Cal EQ – Used to check the calibration values of the listening environment’s frequency response. See

Acoustic Cal EQ on page 101 for more on this.

Output MCACC data – See Output

MCACC data on page 101 for more on this.

4 Press RETURN to go back to the MCACC

Data Check menu, repeating steps 2 and 3 to check other settings.

5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the Home Menu.

Speaker Setting

Use this to display the speaker size and number of speakers. See Speaker Setting on page 106 for more on this.

1 Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the MCACC

Data Check menu.

2 Select the channel you want to check.

Use

/ to select the channel. The corresponding channel on the layout diagram is highlighted.

Channel Level

Use this to display the level of the various channels. See Channel Level on page 107 for more on this.

1 Select ‘Channel Level’ from the MCACC

Data Check menu.

2 When ‘MCACC’ is highlighted, use

/

to select the MCACC preset you want to check.

The level of the various channels set at the selected MCACC preset is displayed. ‘ ---’ is displayed for channels that are not connected.

Speaker Distance

Use this to display the distance from the different channels to the listening position. See

Speaker Distance on page 107 for more on this.

1 Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the

MCACC Data Check menu.

2 When ‘MCACC’ is highlighted, use

/

to select the MCACC preset you want to check.

The distance from the various channels set at the selected MCACC preset is displayed. ‘ ---’ is displayed for channels that are not connected.

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Standing Wave

Use this to display the standing wave related adjustment values for the various MCACC memories. See Standing Wave on page 96 for more on this.

1 Select ‘Standing Wave’ from the MCACC

Data Check menu.

2 When ‘Filter Channel’ is highlighted, use

/ to select the channel for which you

want to check standing wave control.

The standing wave related calibration value for the selected channel stored at the selected

MCACC preset and its graph are displayed.

3 Press

to highlight ‘MCACC’, then use

/ to select the MCACC preset you want to

check.

Acoustic Cal EQ

Use this to display the calibration values for the frequency response of the various channels set in the different MCACC presets. See Acoustic

Calibration EQ Adjust on page 97 for more on this.

1 Select ‘Acoustic Cal EQ’ from the MCACC

Data Check menu.

2 When ‘Ch’ is highlighted, use

/ to

select the channel.

The calibration value for the frequency response of the selected channel stored at the selected

MCACC preset and its graph are displayed.

3 Press

to highlight ‘MCACC’, then use

/ to select the MCACC preset you want to

check.

Output MCACC data

Before continuing, make sure you have completed step 2 in Checking MCACC Data on page 100. The data measured with the

Advanced MCACC function is transmitted to the USB device.

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The 3D graphs of the reverb characteristics before and after calibration and the MCACC results (parameters) can be checked on your computer.

1 Select ‘Output MCACC data’ from the

MCACC Data Check menu.

When the receiver is ready for transmission,

“Please connect your USB memory for the

MCACC data, then press OK to output

them.” shows on the GUI screen.

2 Connect your USB device to the USB terminal on the front panel, then select “OK”.

“Please wait...” will be displayed on the screen and transmission of measurement data to the USB device will begin.

Transmission is complete when “Complete” is displayed.

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1 MCACC data and parameters are transferred from this receiver to a USB device and by connecting the USB device to a computer, the data is imported via the MCACC software in the computer. See Connecting a USB device for

Advanced MCACC output on page 37 for more on this.

2 Only one set of reverb characteristics is stored on the receiver. If you wish to compare several different measurement results, transmit the data to the USB memory each time reverb measurements are taken.

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3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the MCACC Data Check menu. Continue with other operations in the

MCACC Data Check menu if necessary. Press

RETURN again to exit the MCACC Data Check menu.

Data Management

This system allows you to store up to six

MCACC presets, allowing you to calibrate your system for different listening positions (or frequency adjustments for the same listening position).

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This is useful for alternate settings to match the kind of source you’re listening to and where you’re sitting (for example, watching movies from a sofa, or playing a video game close to the TV).

From this menu you can copy from one preset to another, name presets for easier identification and clear any ones you don’t need.

1 Press

MENU.

RECEIVER , then press HOME

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use

/// and

ENTER to navigate through the screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm and exit the current menu.

2 Select ‘Data Management’ from the

Home Menu.

3 Select the setting you want to adjust.

Memory Rename – Name your MCACC presets for easy identification (see

Renaming MCACC presets below).

MCACC Memory Copy – Copy settings from one MCACC preset to another (see

Copying MCACC preset data below).

MCACC Memory Clear – Clear any

MCACC presets that you don’t want (see

Clearing MCACC presets on page 103).

Renaming MCACC presets

If you have several different MCACC presets that you’re using, you may want to rename them for easier identification.

1 Select ‘Memory Rename’ from the Data

Management setup menu.

2 Select the MCACC preset you want to rename, then select an appropriate preset name.

Use

/ to select the preset, then / to select a preset name.

3 Repeat for as many MCACC presets as necessary, then press RETURN when you’re finished.

You will return to the Data Management setup menu.

Copying MCACC preset data

If you want to manually adjust the Acoustic

Calibration EQ (see Manual MCACC setup on page 94), we recommend copying your current settings

2

to an unused MCACC preset. Instead of just a flat EQ curve, this will give you a reference point from which to start.

1 Select ‘MCACC Memory Copy’ from the

Data Management setup menu.

2 Select the setting you want to copy.

All Data – Copies all the settings of the selected MCACC preset memory.

Level & Distance – Copies only the channel level and speaker distance settings of the selected MCACC preset memory.

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1 This can be done in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto MCACC on page 41 or Automatic MCACC

(Expert) on page 91, either of which you should have already completed.

2 The settings made in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto MCACC on page 41 or Automatic MCACC

(Expert) on page 91.

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3 Select the MCACC preset you’ll be copying the settings ‘From’, then specify where you want to copy them (‘To’).

Make sure you don’t overwrite an MCACC preset you’re currently using (this can’t be undone).

4 Select ‘OK’ to confirm and copy the settings.

When MCACC Memory Copy? is displayed, select YES. If NO is selected, the memory is not copied.

Completed! shows in the GUI screen to confirm the MCACC preset has been copied, then you automatically return to the

Data

Management setup menu.

Clearing MCACC presets

If you are no longer using one of the MCACC presets stored in memory, you can choose to clear the calibration settings of that preset.

1 Select ‘MCACC Memory Clear’ from the

Data Management setup menu.

2 Select the MCACC preset you want to clear.

Make sure you don’t clear an MCACC preset you’re currently using (this can’t be undone).

3 Select ‘OK’ to confirm and clear the preset.

When MCACC Memory Clear? is displayed, select YES. If NO is selected, the memory is not cleared.

Completed! shows in the GUI screen to confirm the MCACC preset has been cleared, then you automatically return to the

Data

Management setup menu.

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The System Setup and Other Setup menus

Chapter 11:

The System Setup and Other

Setup menus

Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu

The following section describes how to change the speaker-related settings manually and make various other settings (input selection,

OSD language selection, etc.).

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.

Use the

RECEIVER button to switch on.

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• If headphones are connected to the receiver, disconnect them.

2 Press RECEIVER , then press HOME MENU.

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use

/// and

ENTER to navigate through the screens and select menu items. Press

RETURN to confirm and exit the current menu.

• Press HOME MENU at any time to exit the

Home Menu.

3 Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home

Menu, then press ENTER.

4 Select the setting you want to adjust.

Manual SP Setup – Sets the type of connection used for surround back terminals and the size, number distance and overall balance of the connected speakers (see Manual speaker setup below).

Input Setup – Specifies what you’ve connected to the digital, HDMI and component video inputs (see The Input

Setup menu on page 44).

OSD Language – The GUI screen’s display language can be changed (see Changing

the OSD display language (OSD Language) on page 41).

Network Setup – Conducts the setup necessary to connect this unit to the network (see Network Setup menu on page 108).

Other Setup – Changes customized settings to reflect how you are using the receiver (see The Other Setup menu on page 110).

Manual speaker setup

This receiver allows you to make detailed settings to optimize the surround sound performance. You only need to make these settings once (unless you change the placement of your current speaker system or add new speakers).

These settings are designed to customize your system, but if you’re satisfied with the settings made in Automatically conducting optimum

sound tuning (Auto MCACC on page 41, it isn’t necessary to make all of these settings.

CAUTION

• The test tones used in the

Manual SP

Setup are output at high volume.

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1 Make sure not to switch off the power when using the System Setup menu.

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1 Select ‘Manual SP Setup’, then press

ENTER.

See Making receiver settings from the System

Setup menu above if you’re not already at this screen.

2 Select the setting you want to adjust.

If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to adjust these settings in order:

Speaker System – Specifies how you are using the B speaker terminals (see below).

Speaker Setting – Specifies the size and number of speakers you’ve connected

(page 106).

Channel Level – Adjusts the overall balance of your speaker system (page 107).

Speaker Distance – Specifies the distance of your speakers from the listening position

(page 107).

X-Curve – Adjusts the tonal balance of your speaker system for movie soundtracks

(page 108).

3 Make the adjustments necessary for each setting, pressing RETURN to confirm after each screen.

Speaker system setting

• Default setting:

Normal(SB/FH)

There are several ways you can use the speaker terminals with this receiver. In addition to a normal home theater setup where they are used for the front height speakers or front wide speakers, they can be used for bi-amping the front speakers or as an independent speaker system in another room.

1 Select ‘Speaker System’ from the

Manual SP Setup menu.

See Making receiver settings from the System

Setup menu on page 104 if you’re not already at this screen.

2 Select the speaker system setting.

Normal(SB/FH) – Select for normal home theater use with front height speakers in your main (speaker system A) setup.

Normal(SB/FW) – Select for normal home theater use with front wide speakers in your main (speaker system A) setup.

Speaker B – Select to use the B speaker terminals to listen to stereo playback in another room (see Switching the speaker

terminals on page 77).

Front Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re bi-amping your front speakers (see Bi-

amping your speakers on page 22).

ZONE 2 – Select to use the surround back terminals for an independent system in another zone (see Using the MULTI-ZONE

controls on page 77).

3 If you selected Normal(SB/FH),

Normal(SB/FW), or Speaker B in Step 2, select the placement of the surround speakers.

In a 7.1-channel surround system with surround speakers placed directly at the sides of the listening position, the surround sound of

5.1-channel sources is heard from the side.

This function mixes the sound of the surround speakers with the surround back speakers so that the surround sound is heard from diagonally to the rear as it should be.

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ON SIDE – Select when the surround speakers is positioned right beside you.

IN REAR – Select when the surround speaker is positioned obliquely behind you.

4 When ‘Setting Change?’ is displayed, select Yes.

If

No is selected, the setting is not changed.

You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.

Note

1 Depending on the positions of the speakers and the sound source, in some cases it may not be possible to achieve good results. In this case, set the setting to

ON SIDE or IN REAR.

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Speaker Setting

Use this setting to specify your speaker configuration (size, number of speakers and crossover frequency). It is a good idea to make sure that the settings made in Automatically

conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto

MCACC on page 41 are correct. Note that this setting applies to all MCACC presets, and cannot be set independently.

1 Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the

Manual SP Setup menu.

2 Choose the set of speakers that you want to set, then select a speaker size.

Use

/ to select the size (and number) of each of the following speakers:

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Front – Select LARGE if your front speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or if you didn’t connect a subwoofer. Select SMALL to send the bass frequencies to the subwoofer.

Center – Select LARGE if your center speaker reproduces bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect a center speaker, choose NO (the center channel is sent to the front speakers).

FH – Select LARGE if your front height speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect front height speakers, choose NO (the front height channel is sent to the front speakers).

2

FW – Select LARGE if your front wide speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or select

SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect front wide speakers, choose

NO (the front wide channel is sent to the front speakers).

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Surr – Select LARGE if your surround speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively. Select SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect surround speakers choose NO (the sound of the surround channels is sent to the front speakers or a subwoofer).

SB – Select the number of surround back speakers you have (one, two or none).

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Select LARGEx2 or LARGEx1 if your surround back speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively. Select SMALLx2 or

SMALLx1 to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect surround back speakers choose

NO.

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1 If you select

SMALL for the front speakers the subwoofer will automatically be fixed to YES. Also, the center, surround, surround back, front height and front wide speakers can’t be set to

LARGE if the front speakers are set to SMALL. In this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the subwoofer.

2 • You can only adjust the front height speakers when

Speaker System is set to Normal(SB/FH).

• If the surround speakers are set to

NO, the front height speakers will automatically be set to NO.

3 • You can only adjust the front wide speakers when

Speaker System is set to Normal(SB/FW).

• If the surround speakers are set to

NO, the front wide speakers will automatically be set to NO.

4 • If you selected

ZONE 2 or Front Bi-Amp (in Speaker system setting on page 105) you can’t adjust the surround back settings.

• If the surround speakers are set to

NO, the surround back speakers will automatically be set to NO.

• If you select one surround back speaker only, make sure that speaker is hooked up to the left surround back terminal.

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SW – LFE signals and bass frequencies of channels set to SMALL are output from the subwoofer when YES is selected. Choose the PLUS setting if you want the subwoofer to output bass sound continuously or you want deeper bass (the bass frequencies that would normally come out the front and center speakers are also routed to the subwoofer).

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If you did not connect a subwoofer choose NO (the bass frequencies are output from other speakers).

3 Select ‘X. OVER’ and set the crossover frequency.

2

Frequencies below this point will be sent to the subwoofer (or LARGE speakers).

4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.

Channel Level

Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the overall balance of your speaker system, an important factor when setting up a home theater system.

Move the test tone manually from speaker to speaker and adjust individual channel levels.

1 Select ‘Channel Level’ from the Manual

SP Setup menu.

The test tones will start.

2 Adjust the level of each channel using

/

.

Use

/ to switch speakers.

Adjust the level of each speaker as the test tone is emitted.

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3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.

Tip

• You can change the channel levels by

RECEIVER

then and then using

/ on the remote control.

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Speaker Distance

For good sound depth and separation from your system, you need to specify the distance of your speakers from the listening position.

The receiver can then add the proper delay needed for effective surround sound.

Note

1 If you have a subwoofer and like lots of bass, it may seem logical to select

LARGE for your front speakers and PLUS for the subwoofer. This may not, however, yield the best bass results. Depending on the speaker placement of your room you may actually experience a decrease in the amount of bass due low frequency cancellations. In this case, try changing the position or direction of speakers. If you can’t get good results, listen to the bass response with it set to

PLUS and YES or the front speakers set to LARGE and SMALL alternatively and let your ears judge which sounds best.

If you’re having problems, the easiest option is to route all the bass sounds to the subwoofer by selecting

SMALL for the front speakers.

2 • This setting decides the cutoff between bass sounds playing back from the speakers selected as

LARGE, or the subwoofer, and bass sounds playing back from those selected as

SMALL. It also decides where the cutoff will be for bass sounds in the LFE channel.

• With Full Auto MCACC Setup or Auto MCACC Setup (

ALL or Speaker Setting), the setting here will not apply and the crossover frequency will be automatically set. Crossover frequency is a frequency aimed at achieving the optimal sound field taking into account the bass capacity of all connected speakers and human aural characteristics.

• If you’re using THX speakers, confirm that the crossover frequency is set to

80Hz.

3 • If you are using a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter, take the readings from your main listening position and adjust the level of each speaker to 75 dB SPL (C-weighting/slow reading).

• The subwoofer test tone is output at low volumes. You may need to adjust the level after testing with an actual soundtrack.

4 The channel level cannot be adjusted using this procedure while making settings on

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1 Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the

Manual SP Setup menu.

2 Adjust the distance of each speaker using

/.

You can adjust the distance of each speaker in

1/2 inch increments.

3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.

Tip

• For best surround sound, make sure the surround back speakers are the same distance from the listening position.

X-Curve

Most soundtracks mixed for cinema sound too bright when played back in large rooms. The X-

Curve setting acts as a kind of re-equalization for home theater listening, and restores proper tonal balance of movie soundtracks.

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1 Select ‘X-Curve’ from the Manual SP

Setup menu.

2 Choose the X-Curve setting you want.

Use

/ to adjust the setting. The X-Curve is expressed as a downwards slope in decibels per octave, starting at 2 kHz. The sound becomes less bright as the slope increases (to a maximum of –3.0dB/oct). Use the following guidelines to set the X-Curve according to your room size:

Room size (ft

2

) ≤400 ≤550 ≤650 ≤800 ≤2200 ≤12000

X-Curve

(dB/oct)

–0.5

–1.0

–1.5

–2.0

–2.5

–3.0

• If you select OFF, the frequency curve will be flat and the X-Curve has no effect.

3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

Network Setup menu

Set up the network to listen to Internet radio on this receiver.

1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use

/// and

ENTER to navigate through the screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm and exit the current menu.

2 Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home

Menu.

3 Select ‘Network Setup’ from the System

Setup menu.

4 Select the setting you want to adjust.

If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to adjust these settings in order:

IP Address, Proxy – Sets up the IP address/Proxy of this receiver (see below).

Information – Checks the MAC address of this receiver (page 109).

IP address/Proxy setting

In case the router connected to the LAN terminal on this receiver is a broadband router

(with a built-in DHCP server function), simply turn on the DHCP server function, and you will not need to set up the network manually. You must set up the network as described below only when you have connected this receiver to a broadband router without a DHCP server function. Before you set up the network, consult with your ISP or the network manager for the required settings. It is advised that you also refer to the operation manual supplied with your network component.

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1 Since the principal is the same, X-Curve isn’t applied when you’re using the Pure direct mode.

2 In case you make changes to the network configuration without the DHCP server function, make the corresponding changes to the network settings of this receiver.

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IP Address

The IP address to be entered must be defined within the following ranges. If the IP address defined is beyond the following ranges, you cannot listen to Internet radio stations.

Class A: 10.0.0.1 to 10.255.255.254

Class B: 172.16.0.1 to 172.31.255.254

Class C: 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.255.254

Subnet Mask

In case an xDSL modem or a terminal adapter is directly connected to this receiver, enter the subnet mask provided by your ISP on paper. In most cases, enter 255.255.255.0.

Default Gateway

In case a gateway (router) is connected to this receiver, enter the corresponding IP address.

Primary DNS Server/Secondary DNS Server

In case there is only one DNS server address provided by your ISP on paper, enter it in the

‘Primary DNS Server’ field. In case there are more than two DNS server addresses, enter one of the other DNS server addresses in the

‘Secondary DNS Server’ field.

Proxy Hostname/Proxy Port

This setting is required when you connect this receiver to the Internet via a proxy server. Enter the IP address of your proxy server in the

‘Proxy Hostname’ field. Also, enter the port number of your proxy server in the ‘Proxy Port’ field.

Tip

• Press

/ or the numeric buttons to enter alphanumeric characters. To delete alphanumeric characters entered one at a time, press CLEAR.

1 Select ‘IP Address, Proxy’ from the

Network Setup menu.

2 Select the DHCP setting you want.

When you select ON, the network is automatically set up, and you do not need to follow Steps 3. Proceed with Step 4.

If there is no DHCP server on the network and you select

ON, this receiver will use its own

Auto IP function to determine the IP address.

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3 Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask,

Default Gateway, Primary DNS Server and

Secondary DNS Server.

Press

/ to select a number and / to move the cursor.

4 Select ‘OFF’ or ‘ON’ for the Enable Proxy

Server setting to deactivate or activate the proxy server.

In case you select ‘OFF’, proceed with Step 7.

In case you select ‘ON’, on the other hand, proceed with Step 5.

5 Enter the address of your proxy server or the domain name.

6 Enter the port number of your proxy server.

7 Select ‘OK’ to confirm the IP Address/

Proxy setup.

Checking the MAC address

You can check the MAC address.

• Select ‘Information’ from the Network

Setup menu.

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1 The IP address determined by the Auto IP function is 169.254.X.X. You cannot listen to an Internet radio station if the

IP address is set for the Auto IP function.

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The Other Setup menu

The Other Setup menu is where you can make customized settings to reflect how you are using the receiver.

1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use

/// and

ENTER to navigate through the screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm and exit the current menu.

2 Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home

Menu.

3 Select ‘Other Setup’, then press ENTER.

4 Select the setting you want to adjust.

If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to adjust these settings in order:

HDMI Setup – Synchronizes this receiver with your Pioneer component supporting

Control with HDMI (see HDMI Setup on page 68).

Volume Setup – Sets up the volumerelated operations of this unit (see below).

Remote Control Mode Setup – Sets this receiver’s remote control mode (page 111).

Flicker Reduction Setup – Adjusts the way the GUI screen looks (page 111).

Pairing Bluetooth Setup – Used to pair a

Bluetooth ADAPTER and Bluetooth wireless technology device (page 54).

5 Make the adjustments necessary for each setting, pressing RETURN to confirm after each screen.

Volume Setup

You can set the maximum volume of this receiver or specify what the volume level will be when the power is turned on.

1 Select ‘Volume Setup’ from the Other

Setup menu.

2 Select the Power ON Level setting you want.

The volume can be set so that it is always set to the same level when the receiver’s power is turned on.

LAST (default) – When the power is turned on, the volume is set to the same level as when the power was last turned off.

• “ ---” – When the power is turned on, the volume is set to minimum level.

–80.0dB to +12.0dB – Specify the volume to be set when the power is turned on, in steps of 0.5 dB.

It is not possible to set a volume level greater than the value specified at Volume Limit setup

(see below).

3 Select the Volume Limit setting you want.

Use this function to limit the maximum volume. The volume cannot be increased above the level set here, even by operating

MASTER VOLUME button (or the dial on the front panel).

OFF (default) – The maximum volume is not limited.

–20.0dB/–10.0dB/0.0dB – The maximum volume is limited to the value set here.

4 Select the Mute Level setting you want.

This sets how much the volume is to be turned down when MUTE is pressed.

FULL (default) – No sound.

–40.0dB/–20.0dB – The volume will be turned down to the level specified here.

5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the Other Setup menu.

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Remote Control Mode Setup

• Default setting:

1

This sets this receiver’s remote control mode to prevent erroneous operation when multiple units of the receiver are being used.

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1 Select ‘Remote Control Mode Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.

2 Select the Remote Control Mode setting you want.

3 Select “OK” to change the remote control mode.

4 Follow the instructions on the screen to change the remote control’s setting.

See Operating multiple receivers on page 81.

5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the

Other Setup menu.

Flicker Reduction Setup

• Default setting:

OFF

The GUI screen’s resolution can be increased.

If you feel the GUI screen is hard to see, try changing this setting. Note this setting only affects the GUI screen; it has no influence on the video output.

1 Select ‘Flicker Reduction Setup’ from the

Other Setup menu.

2 Select the Flicker Reduction setting you want.

3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.

You will return to the Other Setup menu.

Note

1 If you change this receiver’s setting, also change the setting on the remote control.

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Additional information

Chapter 12:

Additional information

Troubleshooting

Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong with this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair work.

Note

• If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity disconnect the power plug from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.

Power

(

Symptom Remedy

The power does not turn on.

• Make sure that the power cord is plugged in to an active power outlet.

• Try disconnecting from the power outlet, then plugging back in.

Power cannot be turned off.

ZONE 2 ON is displayed.)

The receiver suddenly switches off or the

iPod

iPhone indicator blinks.

• Set the remote control’s

MULTI-ZONE operation selector switch to ZONE 2, then press

RECEIVER to switch the Zone 2 off.

• Check that there are no loose strands of speaker wire touching the rear panel or another set of wires. If so, re-attach the speaker wires, making sure there are no stray strands.

• The receiver may have a serious problem. Disconnect from the power and call a Pioneer authorized independent service company.

During loud playback the power suddenly switches off.

The unit does not respond when the buttons are pressed.

• Turn down the volume.

• Lower the 63 Hz and 125 Hz equalizer levels in the Manual MCACC setup on page 94.

• Switch on the digital safety feature. While holding down ENTER on the front panel, press

STANDBY/ON to set this receiver to the standby mode. Use

TUNE

/ to select D.SAFETY OFF, and then use PRESET / to select

1 or 2 (select D.SAFETY

OFF to deactivate this feature). If the power switches off even with 2 switched on, turn down the volume. With 1 or 2 on, some features may be unavailable.

• Try switching the receiver off, then back on again.

• Try disconnecting the power cord, then connect again.

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Symptom

AMP ERR blinks in the display, then the power automatically switches off.

The ADVANCED MCACC blinks and the power does not turn on.

Remedy

• The receiver may have a serious problem. Do not try switching the receiver on. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized independent service company.

The blue indicator (at the center of the receiver) flashes and power turns off.

• There is a problem with the receiver’s power unit. The receiver may have a serious problem. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized independent service company.

AMP OVERHEAT and the blue indicator (at the center of the receiver) flash and the power turns off.

• Allow the unit to cool down in a well-ventilated place before switching back on.

• Wait at least 1 minute, then try turning the power on again.

The receiver suddenly power off or PQLS flashes.

• The power unit is damaged. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call a

Pioneer authorized independent service company.

Display blinks 12V TRG ERR. • An error has arisen in the 12 V trigger jacks. Reconnect accurately then turn the power back on.

No sound

Symptom

No sound is output when an input function is selected.

No sound is output from the front speakers.

Remedy

• Check the volume, mute setting (press MUTE) and speaker setting (press

SPEAKERS).

• Make sure the correct input function is selected.

• Check that the MCACC setup microphone is disconnected.

• Make sure the correct input signal is selected (press SIGNAL SEL). Note that when

PCM is selected, you won’t be able to hear any other signal format.

• Check that the source component is connected properly (see Connecting

your equipment on page 15).

• Check that the speakers are connected properly (see Connecting the speakers on page 20).

No sound from the surround or center speakers.

No sound from surround back speakers.

• Check that the Stereo listening mode or the Front Stage Surround Advance mode isn’t selected; select one of the surround listening modes (see Listening

in surround sound on page 61).

• Check that the surround/center speakers are not set to NO (see Speaker

Setting on page 106).

• Check the channel level settings (see Channel Level on page 107).

• Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 20).

• Check that the surround back speakers are set to LARGE or SMALL, and the surround speakers are not set to

NO (see Speaker Setting on page 106).

• Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 20).

If only one surround back speaker is connected, make sure it’s connected to the left channel speaker terminal.

• Surround back speakers will not play while the Speaker System is set to

Speaker B and audio is being played through speaker B.

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Symptom

No sound from front height or front wide speakers.

Remedy

• Check that the front height or front wide speakers are set to

LARGE or

SMALL, and the surround speakers are not set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page 106).

• Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 20).

No sound from subwoofer.

• Check that the subwoofer is connected properly, switched on and the volume turned up.

• If your subwoofer has a sleep function, make sure it is switched off.

• Make sure that the Subwoofer setting is YES or PLUS (see Speaker Setting on page 106).

• The crossover frequency may be set too low; try setting it higher to match the characteristics of your other speakers (see Speaker Setting on page 106).

• If there is very little low frequency information in the source material, change your speaker settings to Front: SMALL / Subwoofer: YES, or Front: LARGE /

Subwoofer:

PLUS (see Speaker Setting on page 106).

• Check that the LFE channel is not set to OFF, or a very quiet setting (see

Setting the Audio options on page 72).

• Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page 107).

No sound from one speaker. • Check the speaker connection (see Connecting the speakers on page 20).

• Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page 107).

• Check that the speaker hasn’t been set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page 106).

• The channel may not be recorded in the source. By using one of the advanced effect listening modes, you may be able to create the missing channel (see

Listening in surround sound on page 61).

Sound is produced from analog components, but not from digital ones (DVD, LD,

CD-ROM, etc.).

• Check that the input signal type is set to

signal on page 65).

DIGITAL (see Choosing the input

• Make sure that the digital input is assigned correctly for the input jack the component is connected to (see The Input Setup menu on page 44).

• Check the digital output settings on the source component.

• If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.

No sound is output or a noise is output when Dolby Digital/

DTS software is played back.

• Check that your DVD player is compatible with Dolby Digital/DTS discs.

• Check the digital output settings of your DVD player. Make sure that the DTS signal output is set to On.

• If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.

No sound when using the

Home Menu.

• If the HDMI input function is selected, sound is muted until exiting the

Home

Menu.

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Other audio problems

Symptom

Noise is output when scanning a DTS CD.

When playing a DTS format

LD there is audible noise on the soundtrack.

Remedy

Broadcast stations cannot be selected automatically, or there is considerable noise in radio broadcasts.

For FM broadcasts

• Fully extend the FM wire antenna, adjust the position for best reception and secure to a wall, etc.

• Use an outdoor antenna for better reception (see page 31).

For AM broadcasts

• Adjust the position and direction of the AM antenna.

• Use an outdoor antenna for better reception (see page 31).

• Noise may be caused by interference from other equipment, such as a fluorescent light, motor, etc. Switch off or move the other equipment, or move the AM antenna.

• This is not a malfunction of the receiver. The scan function of your player alters the digital information, making it unreadable, resulting in noise being output. Lower the volume when scanning.

• Make sure that the input signal type is set to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input

signal on page 65).

Can’t record audio.

• You can only make a digital recording from a digital source, and an analog recording from an analog source.

• For digital sources, make sure that what you’re recording isn’t copy protected.

• Check that the

OUT jacks are properly connected to the recorders input jacks

(see Connecting other audio components on page 30).

Subwoofer output is very low. • To route more signal to the subwoofer, set it to PLUS or set the front speakers to SMALL (see Speaker Setting on page 106).

Everything seems to be set up correctly, but the playback sound is odd.

• The speakers may be out of phase. Check that the positive/negative speaker terminals on the receiver are matched with the corresponding terminals on the speakers (see Connecting the speakers on page 20).

The PHASE CONTROL feature doesn’t seem to have an audible effect.

• If applicable, check that the lowpass filter switch on your subwoofer is off, or the lowpass cutoff is set to the highest frequency setting. If there is a PHASE setting on your subwoofer, set it to 0º (or depending on the subwoofer, the setting where you think it has the best overall effect on the sound).

• Make sure the speaker distance setting is correct for all speakers (see Speaker

Distance on page 107).

Noise or hum can be heard even when there is no sound being input.

• Check that personal computers or other digital components connected to the same power source are not causing interference.

Can’t select some Input functions by the

INPUT

SELECTOR on the front panel or the INPUT SELECT button on the remote control.

• Check the Input Skip settings in the Input Setup menu.

• Check the HDMI Input assignment in the Input Setup menu then try OFF.

There seems to be a time lag between the speakers and the output of the subwoofer.

• See Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Auto MCACC on page 41 to set up your system again using MCACC (this will automatically compensate for a delay in the subwoofer output).

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Symptom

The maximum volume available (shown in the front panel display) is lower than the +12dB maximum.

Remedy

• Check that the Volume Limit is set to

OFF (see Volume Setup on page 110).

• The channel level setting may be over 0dB.

Video

Symptom

No image is output when an input is selected.

Can’t record video.

Remedy

• Check the video connections of the source component (see page 29).

• For HDMI, or when digital video conversion is set to

OFF and a TV and another component are connected with different cords (in Setting the Video options on page 75), you must connect your TV to this receiver using the same type of video cable as you used to connect your video component.

• Make sure the input assignment is correct for components connected using component video or HDMI cables (see The Input Setup menu on page 44).

• Check the video output settings of the source component.

• Check that the video input you selected on your TV is correct.

• Some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. If adjusting this receiver’s Resolution setting (in Setting the Video

options on page 75) and/or the resolution settings on your component or display doesn’t work, try switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the Video

options on page 75) to OFF.

• Check that the source is not copy-protected.

• The video converter is not available when making recordings. Check that the same type of video cable is used for connecting both the recorder and the video source (the one you want to record) to this receiver.

Noisy, intermittent, or distorted picture.

Video signals are not output from the component terminal.

• Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example), or the video quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The picture quality may also depend on the settings, etc. of your display device. Switch off the video converter and reconnect the source and display device using the same type of connection (component or composite), then start playback again.

• When a monitor only compatible with resolutions of 480i is connected to the component terminal and another monitor is connected to the HDMI terminal, the video signals may not be output to the monitor connected to the component terminal. If this happens, do the following:

– Turn off the power of the monitor connected to the HDMI terminal.

– Change the VIDEO PARAMETER menu RES setting (page 75).

– Video signals from the HDMI terminal cannot be output to the component terminals. Input the video signals from the player or other source to the composite or component terminals. When using the component terminal, assign it at Input Setup.

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Settings

Symptom

The Auto MCACC Setup continually shows an error.

Remedy

• The ambient noise level may be too high. Keep the noise level in the room as low as possible (see also Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 44). If the noise level cannot be kept low enough, you will have to set up the surround sound manually (page 104).

• When using only one surround back speaker, connect it to the

SURROUND

BACK L (Single) terminals.

• To use a 5.1-channel speaker set, use the surround speakers for the surround channel, not the surround back channel.

• Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.

• If Reverse Phase is displayed, try the following:

– The speaker’s wiring (+ and –) may be inverted. Check the speaker connections.

– Depending on the type of speakers and their installation conditions,

Reverse

Phase may be displayed even if the speakers are properly connected. If this happens, select

GO NEXT and continue.

– If the speaker is not pointed to the microphone (listening position) or when using speakers that affect the phase (dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.), it may not be possible to properly identify the polarity.

After using the Auto MCACC

Setup, the speaker size setting is incorrect.

• There may have been some low frequency noise in the room from an airconditioner, motor, etc. Switch off all other appliances in the room and use

Auto MCACC Setup again.

• Depending on a number of factors (bass reproduction capabilities of the speakers

,

room size, speaker placement, etc.) this may occur in some cases.

Change the speaker setting manually in Speaker Setting on page 106, and use the

ALL (Keep SP System) option for the Auto MCACC menu in Automatic

MCACC (Expert) on page 91 if this is a recurring problem.

Can’t adjust the Fine Speaker

Distance setting (page 95) properly.

• Check that the speakers are all in phase (make sure the positive ( +) and negative ( ) terminals are matched up properly).

The display shows

KEY LOCK

ON when you try to make settings.

• With the receiver in standby, press

STANDBY/ON for about 10 seconds while holding down SPEAKERS to disable the key lock.

Most recent settings have been erased.

The various system settings are not stored.

• The power cord was disconnected from the wall while adjusting this setting.

• Settings are only stored if all the zones are turned off. Turn off all the zones before unplugging the power cord.

• Do not pull out the power cord while conducting the settings. (The settings will be stored when both the main zone and sub zone turn off. Turn off all zones before pulling out the power cord.)

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Professional Calibration EQ graphical output

Symptom Remedy

The EQ response displayed in the graphical output following calibration does not appear entirely flat.

• There are cases where the graph does not appear flat (even when selecting

ALL CH ADJ in the Auto MCACC Setup) due to adjustments made to compensate for room characteristics to achieve optimal sound.

• Areas of the graph may appear identical (before and after) when there is little or no adjustment needed.

• The graph may appear to have shifted vertically when comparing before and after measurements.

EQ adjustments made using the Manual MCACC setup on page 94 do not appear to change the graphical output.

• Despite level adjustments being made, the filters used for analysis may not display these adjustments in the graphical output. However, these adjustments are taken this into account by the filters dedicated to overall system calibration.

Lower frequency response curves do not seem to have been calibrated for SMALL speakers.

• Low frequencies used in bass management (the subwoofer channel) will not change for speakers that have been specified as SMALL in the configuration, or do not output these frequencies.

• Calibration is performed, but due to your speakers’ low frequency limitations, no measurable sound is output for display.

Display

Symptom

The display is dark or off.

After making an adjustment the display goes off.

Remedy

• Press

• Press

DIMMER repeatedly to select a different brightness.

DIMMER repeatedly to select a different brightness.

You can’t get DIGITAL to display when using

SIGNAL

SEL.

• Check the digital connections and make sure that the digital inputs are assigned correctly (see The Input Setup menu on page 44).

2 DIGITAL or DTS does not light when playing Dolby/DTS software.

• These indicators do not light if playback is paused.

• Check the playback (especially the digital output) settings of the source component.

When playing Dolby Digital or DTS sources, the receiver’s format indicators do not light.

• Check that the player is connected using a digital connection.

• Make sure that the receiver is set to

input signal on page 65).

AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the

• Check that the player isn’t set up so that Dolby Digital and DTS sources are converted to PCM.

• Ensure that if there are several audio tracks on the disc, the Dolby Digital or

DTS is selected.

When playing certain discs, none of the receiver’s format indicators light.

• The disc may not contain 5.1/6.1 channel material. Check the disc packaging for more on what audio tracks are recorded on the disc.

When playing a disc with the listening mode set to Auto

Surround or ALC,

2 PL II or

Neo:6 appear on the receiver.

• Make sure that the receiver is set to

AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the

input signal on page 65).

• If a two channel soundtrack is currently playing (including Dolby Surround encoded), then this is not a malfunction. Check the disc packaging for details about the audio tracks available.

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Symptom

During playback of DVD-

Audio, the display shows

PCM.

The power turns off automatically and some indicator flashes, or some indicator flashes and the power does not turn on.

Remedy

• This will occur when playing DVD-Audio material over the HDMI connection.

This is not a malfunction.

• See the Power section (page 112).

Remote control

Symptom Remedy

Cannot be remote controlled. • Set the remote control unit’s remote control mode so that it matches the setting on the receiver (see Operating multiple receivers on page 81).

• Check whether the receiver’s remote control mode is properly set (see

Remote Control Mode Setup on page 111).

• Try replacing the batteries in the remote control (see Loading the batteries on page 8).

• Be sure to operate within 7 m (23 feet) and a 30º angle of the remote sensor on the front panel (see Operating range of remote control unit on page 14).

• Check that there are no obstacles between the receiver and the remote control.

• Make sure that there is no fluorescent or other strong light shining on to the remote sensor.

• Check the connections of the CONTROL IN jacks (see Operating other Pioneer

components with this unit’s sensor on page 39).

Other components can’t be operated with the system remote.

• If the battery ran down, the preset codes may have been cleared. Re-enter the preset codes.

• The preset code may be incorrect. Redo the procedure for entering preset codes.

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HDMI

Symptom

The HDMI indicator blinks continuously.

No picture or sound.

Remedy

• Check all the points below.

HDCP ERROR shows in the display.

• This receiver is HDCP-compatible. Check that the components you are connecting are also HDCP-compatible. If they are not, please connect them using the component or composite video jacks.

• Depending on the connected source component, it’s possible that it will not work with this receiver (even if it is HDCP-compatible). In this case, connect using the component or composite video jacks between source and receiver.

• If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI component directly to your monitor, please consult the component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer for support.

• If video images do not appear on your TV, try adjusting the resolution, Deep

Color or other setting for your component.

• While analog video signals are being output over HDMI, use a separate connection for audio output.

• To output signals in Deep Color, use an HDMI cable (High Speed HDMI

®

Cable) to connect this receiver to a component or TV with the Deep Color feature.

• Try changing the Resolution setting (in Setting the Video options on page 75).

No picture.

No sound, or sound suddenly ceases.

• Check that the HDMI AV setting is set to AMP/THROUGH.

• If the component is a DVI device, use a separate connection for the audio.

• If analog video is being output over HDMI, please use a separate connection for the audio.

• Check the audio output settings of the source component.

• HDMI format digital audio transmissions require a longer time to be recognized. Due to this, interruption in the audio may occur when switching between audio formats or beginning playback.

• Turning on/off the device connected to this unit’s HDMI OUT terminal during playback, or disconnecting/connecting the HDMI cable during playback, may cause noise or interrupted audio.

Noisy or distorted picture.

• Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example), or the video quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The picture quality may also depend on the settings, etc. of your display device. Switch off the video converter and reconnect the source and display device using the same type of connection (component or composite), then start playback again.

• If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI component directly to your monitor, please consult the component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer for support.

• Check whether or not the connected component is compatible with HDCP. If it is not compatible with HDCP, reconnect the source device using a different type of connection (component or composite). Some components that are compatible with HDCP still cause this message to be displayed, but so long as there is no problem with displaying video, this is not a malfunction.

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Symptom Remedy

When Control with HDMI is set to ON, the HDMI Input assignment at Input Setup is canceled.

• Even when Control with HDMI is set to ON, for Digital In assignment of

HDMI 1 is not canceled, so in this case use the HDMI IN 1 input.

Synchronized operation not possible using

Control with

HDMI function.

• Check the HDMI connections.

• The cable may be damaged.

• Select ON for the Control with HDMI setting (see HDMI Setup on page 68).

• Select ALL for the

Control Mode

setting (see HDMI Setup on page 68).

• Turn the TV’s power on before turning on this receiver’s power.

• Set the TV side Control with HDMI setting to on (see TV’s operating instructions).

Important information regarding the HDMI connection

There are cases where you may not be able to route HDMI signals through this receiver (this depends on the HDMI-equipped component you are connecting–check with the manufacturer for HDMI compatibility information).

If you aren’t receiving HDMI signals properly through this receiver (from your component), please try one of the following configurations when connecting up.

Configuration A

Use component video cables to connect the video output of your HDMI-equipped component to the receiver’s component video input. The receiver can then convert the analog component video signal to a digital HDMI signal for transmission to the display. For this configuration, use the most convenient connection (digital is recommended) for sending audio to the receiver. See the operating instructions for more on audio connections.

Note

• The picture quality will change slightly during conversion.

Configuration B

Connect your HDMI-equipped component directly to the display using an HDMI cable.

Then use the most convenient connection

(digital is recommended) for sending audio to the receiver. See the operating instructions for more on audio connections. Set the display volume to minimum when using this configuration.

Note

• If your display only has one HDMI terminal, you can only receive HDMI video from the connected component.

• Depending on the component, audio output may be limited to the number of channels available from the connected display unit (for example audio output is reduced to 2 channels for a monitor with stereo audio limitations).

• If you want to switch the input function, you’ll have to switch functions on both the receiver and your display unit.

• Since the sound is muted on the display when using the HDMI connection, you must adjust the volume on the display every time you switch input functions.

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USB interface

Symptoms Causes Remedies

The folders/files stored on a USB memory device are not displayed.

The folders/files are currently stored in a region other than the FAT (File

Allocation Table) region.

Store the folders/files in the FAT region.

The number of levels in a folder is more than 8.

Limit the maximum number of levels in a folder to 8 (page 49).

There are more than 30 000 folders/ files stored in a USB memory device.

Limit the maximum number of folders/files stored in a USB memory device to 30 000

(page 49).

The audio files are copyrighted.

A USB memory device is not recognized.

The USB memory device does not support the mass storage class specifications.

Copyrighted audio files stored on a USB memory device cannot be played back

(page 49).

Try using a USB memory device compatible with the mass storage class specifications.

Note that there are cases where even the audio files stored on a USB memory device compatible with the mass storage class specifications are not played back on this receiver (page 49).

Some formats of USB memory device, including NTFS, and HFS, cannot be played back on this receiver.

Check whether the format of your USB memory device is either FAT 12, FAT 16 or

FAT 32. Note that the NTFS, and HFS formats cannot be played back on this receiver (page 49).

Check the USB memory device connection, then switch on this receiver (page 37).

The USB memory device is not connected properly.

A USB hub is currently being used.

This receiver does not support USB hubs

(page 49).

This receiver recognizes the USB memory device as a fraud.

Switch off and on again this receiver.

A USB memory device is connected and displayed, but the audio files stored on the USB memory device cannot be played back.

The file format cannot be properly played back on this receiver.

Cannot detect USB keyboard.

See the list of file formats that can be played back on this receiver (page 51).

The USB keyboard is routed through a USB hub.

This receiver is not compatible with USB hubs. Plug the keyboard directly into the receiver.

Cannot enter correct text using the USB keyboard.

A PS2 keyboard is routed through a

PS2/USB connector.

PS2 keyboards cannot be used with this receiver, even if routed through a PS2/USB connector. Use a USB keyboard.

Keyboard is not a USB HID Class device.

Keyboard is not US-international layout keyboard.

Some devices will not be detected. Use a

USB HID Class keyboard.

Use a US-international layout keyboard.

NB: Some characters cannot be entered.

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ADAPTER PORT

Symptom Remedy

The Bluetooth wireless technology device cannot be connected or operated.

Sound from the Bluetooth wireless technology device is not emitted or the sound is interrupted.

• Check that no object that emits electromagnetic waves in the 2.4 GHz band (microwave oven, wireless LAN device or Bluetooth wireless technology apparatus) is near the unit. If such an object is near the unit, set the unit far from it. Or, stop using the object emitting the electromagnetic waves.

• Check that the Bluetooth wireless technology device is not too far from the unit and that obstructions are not set between the Bluetooth wireless technology device and the unit. Set the Bluetooth wireless technology device and the unit so that the distance between them is less than about

10 m and no obstructions exist between them.

• Check that the Bluetooth ADAPTER and the

ADAPTER PORT of the unit are correctly connected.

• The Bluetooth wireless technology device may not be set to the communication mode supporting the Bluetooth wireless technology.

Check the setting of the Bluetooth wireless technology device.

• Check that pairing is correct. The pairing setting was deleted from this unit or the Bluetooth wireless technology device. Reset the pairing.

• Check that the profile is correct. Use a Bluetooth wireless technology device that supports A2DP profile and AVRCP profile.

Internet radio

Symptoms

Cannot access the network. (“

Connection

Error” shows in the display.)

Cannot listen to Internet radio stations.

(“ Connection Error” shows in the display.)

Causes

The LAN cable is not firmly connected.

Remedies

Firmly connect the LAN cable (page 34).

The router is not switched on.

Switch on the router.

The network device was switched on when this receiver was already on.

Switch the network device on before the receiver.

The firewall settings for components on the network are currently in operation.

Check the firewall settings for components on the network.

You are currently disconnected from the Internet.

Check the connection settings for components on the network, and consult with your network service provider if necessary (page 108).

The URL for the Internet radio station is incorrectly programmed.

The broadcasts from an Internet radio station are stopped or interrupted.

Check that the URL was correctly entered when programming.

Broadcasts may be interrupted or suspended by the radio station.

An Internet radio station is selected whose protocol this receiver does not recognize.

This receiver does not recognize protocols other than ‘http’ and ‘mms’.

An Internet radio station had closed or moved.

Enter new internet radio station on the

Internet Radio Setup.

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Symptoms

Cannot listen to Internet radio stations. (“

File

Format Error” shows in the display.)

Causes

Broadcast is in a format not compatible with this receiver.

Remedies

This receiver cannot play audio in formats other than MP3 or WMA. Also, even if they are MP3 or WMA formats, this receiver may not be able to play back.

The Internet radio settings screen cannot be displayed on the computer’s Internet browser.

This receiver’s IP address has not been entered into the browser correctly.

JavaScript is disabled on the

Internet browser.

The browser is not compatible with

JavaScript.

Check the receiver’s IP address and enter it correctly on the browser (page 108).

Enable JavaScript.

Use an Internet browser that is compatible with JavaScript.

SIRIUS radio messages

Message

Antenna Error

Cause

The SIRIUS antenna is not properly connected.

Action

Check that the antenna cable is attached securely.

Check Sirius Tuner

Acquiring Signal

The SiriusConnect™ tuner is not properly connected.

The SIRIUS signal is too weak at the current location.

Check for antenna obstructions and reposition the SIRIUS antenna to get better signal reception. Use the Antenna Aiming option to optimize the antenna position.

Subscription Updating

Unit is updating subscription.

Check that the 8 pin mini DIN cable and AC

Adapter are attached securely.

Updating Channels

Invalid Channel

Unit is updating channels.

Wait until the encryption code has been updated.

Wait until the encryption code has been updated.

Select another channel.

Firmware Updating

Selected channel is not available/ does not exist.

The SiriusConnect™ tuner’s firmware is being updated.

Wait for updating to finish.

If the problem is not solved after the troubleshooting above, if the screen freezes unexpectedly or if the buttons on the remote control or front panel stop working completely, do the following:

• Press

STANDBY/ON on the front panel to turn off the power, then turn the power back on.

• If the power cannot be turned off, press and hold

STANDBY/ON on the front panel for over

10 seconds. The power will turn off. (In this case, the various settings made on the receiver may be cleared.)

About SIRIUS

SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Service not available in Alaska and Hawaii.

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About iPod

“Made for iPod” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.

“Works with iPhone” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPhone and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.

Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards.

iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.

Surround sound formats

Below is a brief description of the main surround sound formats you’ll find on DVDs, satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcasts, and video cassettes.

Dolby

The Dolby technologies are explained below. See www.dolby.com for more detailed information.

Manufactured under license from Dolby

Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic, Surround EX and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby

Laboratories.

DTS

The DTS technologies are explained below. See www.dtstech.com for more detailed information.

Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent

#’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762;

6,226,616; 6,487,535; 7,212,872; 7,333,929;

7,392,195; 7,272,567 & other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are registered trademarks, & DTS-HD, DTS-HD

Master Audio, and the DTS logos are trademarks of DTS, Inc. Product includes software. © DTS,

Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Windows Media Audio 9 Professional

Windows Media Audio 9 Professional (WMA9

Pro) is a discrete surround format developed by

Microsoft Corporation.

Windows Media and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of

Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or other countries.

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Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats

The following charts show what you will hear with different input signal formats, depending on the

Stream Direct mode (see Using Stream Direct on page 64) you have selected.

Stereo (2 channel) signal formats

Input signal format

Auto Surround / ALC /

DIRECT

PURE DIRECT

Surround Back speaker(s): Connected

Dolby Digital Surround

DTS Surround

Other stereo sources

Analog sources

PCM sources

DVD-A sources

SACD sources

Surround Back speaker(s): Not connected

Dolby Digital Surround

DTS Surround

Other stereo sources

Analog sources

PCM sources

DVD-A sources

SACD sources

2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE

Neo:6 CINEMA

Stereo playback

As above

As above

As above

As above

2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE

Neo:6 CINEMA

Stereo playback

As above

As above

As above

As above

2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE

Neo:6 CINEMA

Stereo playback

ANALOG DIRECT (stereo)

PCM DIRECT

As above

As above

2 Pro Logic ll MOVIE

Neo:6 CINEMA

Stereo playback

ANALOG DIRECT (stereo)

PCM DIRECT

As above

As above

Multichannel signal formats

Input signal format

Surround Back speaker(s): Connected

Dolby Digital EX (6.1 channel flagged)

Auto Surround / ALC

Dolby Digital EX

2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE a

DTS-ES (6.1 channel sources/6.1 channel flagged) DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)

DTS sources (5.1 channel encoding) Straight decoding

DTS-HD sources

Other 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel sources

Surround Back speaker(s): Not connected

DVD-A sources/Multi-ch PCM

As above

As above

SACD sources (5.1 channel encoding)

Other 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel sources

Straight decoding

As above

As above

a.Unavailable with only one surround back speaker connected.

PURE DIRECT / DIRECT

Dolby Digital EX

2 Pro Logic llx MOVIE a

DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)

Straight decoding

As above

As above

Straight decoding

As above

As above

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Preset code list

You should have no problem controlling a component if you find the manufacturer in this list, but please note that there are cases where codes for the manufacturer in the list will not work for the model that you are using. There are also cases where only certain functions may be controllable after assigning the proper preset code.

Important

• We do not guarantee the operations of all the manufacturers and devices listed. Operation may not be possible even if a preset code is entered.

If you can’t find a preset code that matches the component you want to control, you can still teach the remote individual commands from another remote control (see Programming signals

from other remote controls on page 82).

example:

TV

Pioneer 0004

Category

Preset code

Manufacturer

TV

Pioneer 0004, 0006, 0113,

0115, 0116, 0117, 0119,

0122, 0123

Admiral 0001, 0014

Adventura 0012

Aiwa 0002

Akai 0002, 0100

Albatron 0097

Alleron 0009

America Action 0104

Amtron 0008

Anam 0104

Anam National 0003, 0008

AOC 0004, 0005, 0006, 0100

Apex 0021, 0102, 0106

Audiovox 0008, 0104

Aventura 0103

Axion 0094

Bang & Olufsen 0111

Belcor 0004

Bell & Howell 0001

Benq 0064

Bradford 0008, 0104

Brillian 0109

Brockwood 0004

Broksonic 0104

Candle 0004, 0006, 0012,

0100

Carnivale 0100

Carver 0101

CCE 0110

Celebrity 0002

Celera 0106

Changhong 0106

Citizen 0004, 0006, 0008,

0100

Clarion 0104

Coby 0056

Colortyme 0004, 0006

Concerto 0004, 0006

Contec 0104

Contec/Cony 0007, 0008

Craig 0008, 0104

Crosley 0081, 0101

Crown 0008, 0104

CTX 0063

Curtis Mathes 0000, 0004,

0006, 0014, 0100, 0101

CXC 0008, 0104

Cytron 0093

Daewoo 0004, 0005, 0006,

0023

Daytron 0004, 0006

Dell 0073

DiamondVision 0096

Dimensia 0000

Disney 0046

Dumont 0004, 0011, 0099

Durabrand 0041, 0103, 0104

Dwin 0014

Electroband 0002

Electrograph 0107

Electrohome 0002, 0003,

0004, 0006

Element 0082

Emerson 0004, 0006, 0007,

0008, 0009, 0023, 0103,

0104

Emprex 0092

Envision 0004, 0006, 0100

Epson 0061

ESA 0103

Fujitsu 0009

Funai 0008, 0009, 0103, 0104

Futuretech 0008, 0104

Gateway 0067, 0107, 0108

GE 0000, 0003, 0004, 0006,

0010, 0016, 0039

GFM 0080, 0084

Gibralter 0004, 0011, 0099,

0100

Goldstar 0004, 0005, 0006,

0007, 0100

Gradiente 0066

Grunpy 0008, 0009, 0104

Haier 0112

Hallmark 0004, 0006

Harman/Kardon 0101

Harvard 0008, 0104

Havermy 0014

Hewlett Packard 0053

Hisense 0069

Hitachi 0004, 0006, 0007

Hyundai 0098

Ilo 0089, 0091

IMA 0008

Infinity 0101

InFocus 0074

Initial 0091

Insignia 0085, 0086

Inteq 0099

Janeil 0012

JBL 0101

JC Penney 0000, 0004, 0005,

0006, 0010

JCB 0002

Jensen 0004, 0006

JVC 0007, 0010, 0044, 5064

Kawasho 0002, 0004, 0006

KEC 0104

Kenwood 0004, 0006, 0100

KLH 0106

Kloss Novabeam 0008,

0012

KTV 0008, 0100, 0104, 0110

LG 0005, 0052, 0078, 0097

Logik 0001

Luxman 0004, 0006

LXI 0000, 0006, 0101, 0102

Magnavox 0004, 0006, 0019,

0020, 0037, 0042, 0100,

0101

Majestic 0001

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Marantz 0004, 0006, 0062,

0100, 0101

Matsushita 0105

Maxent 0087, 0107

Megapower 0097

Megatron 0006

Memorex 0001, 0005, 0006,

0041

MGA 0004, 0005, 0006, 0100

Midland 0010, 0011, 0099

Mintek 0091

Mitsubishi 0004, 0005, 0006,

0014, 0045

Monivision 0097

Montgomery Ward 0001

Motorola 0003, 0014

MTC 0004, 0005, 0006, 0100

Multitech 0008, 0104, 0110

NAD 0006, 0102

NEC 0003, 0004, 0005, 0006,

0100

Net-TV 0107

Nikko 0006, 0100

Norcent 0060

Olevia 0048, 0054, 0059

Onwa 0008, 0104

Oppo 0095

Optimus 0105

Optoma 0075

Optonica 0014

Orion 0025

Panasonic 0003, 0010, 0017,

0027, 0105, 0114, 0120,

0121, 0124, 0125

Penney 0100, 0102

Philco 0003, 0004, 0005,

0006, 0007, 0100, 0101

Philips 0003, 0004, 0007,

0019, 0020, 0101

Philips Magnavox 0019

Pilot 0004, 0100

Polaroid 0057, 0106

Portland 0004, 0005, 0006

Prima 0065

Princeton 0097

Prism 0010

Proscan 0000

Proton 0004, 0006, 0007

Protron 0055

Proview 0068

Pulsar 0004, 0011, 0099

Quasar 0003, 0010, 0105

Radio Shack 0100, 0104

Radio Shack/Realistic

0000, 0004, 0006, 0007,

0008

RCA 0000, 0003, 0004, 0005,

0006, 0013, 0024, 0035

Realistic 0100, 0104

Runco 0011, 0099, 0100

Sampo 0004, 0006, 0100,

0107

Samsung 0004, 0005, 0006,

0007, 0022, 0032, 0076,

0077, 0083, 0100, 0110

Sansui 0025

Sanyo 0004, 0050

Sceptre 0072

Scotch 0006

Scott 0004, 0006, 0007, 0008,

0009, 0090, 0104

Sears 0000, 0004, 0006, 0009,

0101, 0102, 0103

Sharp 0004, 0006, 0007, 0014,

0033

Sheng Chia 0014

Shogun 0004

Signature 0001

Sony 0002, 0018, 0029, 0030,

0031, 0034

Soundesign 0004, 0006,

0008, 0009, 0104

Squareview 0103

SSS 0004, 0008, 0104

Starlite 0008, 0104

Superscan 0014

Supre-Macy 0012

Supreme 0002

SVA 0088

Sylvania 0004, 0006, 0049,

0079, 0080, 0100, 0101,

0103

Symphonic 0008, 0041,

0103, 0104

Syntax 0054

Syntax-Brillian 0054

Tandy 0014

Tatung 0003, 0108

Technics 0010, 0105

Techwood 0004, 0006, 0010

Teknika 0001, 0004, 0005,

0006, 0007, 0008, 0009,

0101, 0104

TMK 0004, 0006

TNCi 0099

Toshiba 0026, 0028, 0036,

0038, 0040, 0043, 0102

Vector Research 0100

Vidikron 0101

Vidtech 0004, 0005, 0006

Viewsonic 0058, 0107

Viking 0012

Viore 0089

Vizio 0004, 0070, 0071, 0108

Wards 0000, 0001, 0004,

0005, 0006, 0009, 0100,

0101

Waycon 0102

Westinghouse 0047, 0051

White Westinghouse 0023

Yamaha 0004, 0005, 0006,

0100

Zenith 0001, 0004, 0011,

0015, 0099

DVD

If operations are not possible using the preset codes below, you may be able to conduct operations with the preset codes for the

BD, DVR (BDR, HDR).

Pioneer 2014, 2158

Accurian 2092

Advent 2072

Aiwa 2012

Akai 2066

Alco 2070

Allegro 2087

Amphion MediaWorks

2037

AMW 2037

Apex 2002, 2018, 2079, 2080

Apple 2058

Arrgo 2088

Aspire 2073

Astar 2052

Audiovox 2070

Axion 2040

Bang & Olufsen 2081

Blaupunkt 2080

Blue Parade 2078

Boston 2059

Broksonic 2066

California Audio Labs

2068

CambridgeSoundWorks

2065

CineVision 2087

Coby 2029

Curtis Mathes 2089

CyberHome 2000, 2088

Cytron 2039

Daewoo 2021, 2087

Denon 2026, 2068

Desay 2055

DiamondVision 2042

Disney 2022

Durabrand 2090

Emerson 2067, 2082, 2091

Enterprise 2082

ESA 2053, 2091

Fisher 2083

Funai 2091

GE 2016, 2077, 2080

GFM 2043

Go Video 2087

Gradiente 2068

Greenhill 2080

Haier 2094

Harman/Kardon 2030,

2084

Hitachi 2011

Hiteker 2079

iLive 2062

Ilo 2038

Initial 2038, 2080

Insignia 2036, 2064, 2091

Integra 2078

iSymphony 2060

JBL 2084

JVC 2013

Kawasaki 2070

Kenwood 2028, 2068

KLH 2070, 2080

Koss 2024, 2069, 2075

Landel 2093

Lasonic 2085

Lenoxx 2074, 2090

LG 2019, 2051, 2061, 2082,

2087

Liquid Video 2075

Liteon 2025, 2092

Magnavox 2067, 2076, 2091

Memorex 2066

Microsoft 2077

Mintek 2038, 2080, 2086

Mitsubishi 2020

Nesa 2080

Next Base 2093

Nexxtech 2056

Onkyo 2076

Oppo 2041, 2057

Oritron 2069, 2075

Panasonic 2005, 2007, 2017,

2032, 2033, 2050, 2068,

2076

Philips 2045, 2076

Proceed 2079

Proscan 2077

Qwestar 2069

RCA 2008, 2016, 2070, 2077,

2078, 2080

Regent 2074

Rio 2087

Rowa 2071

Samsung 2009, 2011, 2015,

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Sansui 2066

Sanyo 2066, 2083

Sharp 2035

Sherwood 2063

Shinsonic 2086

Sonic Blue 2087

Sony 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012,

2027, 2046, 2047, 2048

Sungale 2054

Superscan 2067

Sylvania 2023, 2067, 2091

Symphonic 2023

Teac 2070

Technics 2068

Theta Digital 2078

Toshiba 2001, 2006, 2049,

2066, 2076

Trutech 2000

Urban Concepts 2076

US Logic 2086

Venturer 2070

Xbox 2077

Yamaha 2005, 2068

Zenith 2019, 2076, 2082,

2087

BD

If operations are not possible using the preset codes below, you may be able to conduct operations with the preset codes for the

DVD, DVR (BDR, HDR).

Pioneer 2159, 2160

Denon 2147, 2148, 2149

Hitachi 2144, 2145, 2146

JVC 2127, 2128, 2130, 2131,

2132, 2133

Kenwood 2044

LG 2123, 2124

Marantz 2139, 2140

Mitsubishi 2137, 2138

Onkyo 2126

Panasonic 2114, 2115, 2116

Philips 2117

Samsung 2119

Sharp 2141, 2142, 2143

Sony 2120, 2121, 2122, 2129

Toshiba 2125, 2099

Yamaha 2134, 2135, 2136

DVR (BDR, HDR)

If operations are not possible using the preset codes below, you may be able to conduct operations with the preset codes for the

DVD, BD.

Pioneer 2103, 2150, 2151,

2152, 2153, 2154, 2155,

2156, 2157

Panasonic 2100, 2106

Sharp 2104, 2112

Sony 2105, 2108, 2109, 2110,

2113

Toshiba 2111

VCR

Pioneer 1035

ABS 1017

Adventura 1005

Aiwa 1005

Alienware 1017

American High 1004

Asha 1002

Audio Dynamics 1000

Audiovox 1003

Bang & Olufsen 1032

Beaumark 1002

Bell & Howell 1001

Calix 1003

Candle 1002, 1003

Canon 1004

Citizen 1002, 1003

Colortyme 1000

Craig 1002, 1003

Curtis Mathes 1000, 1002,

1004

Cybernex 1002

CyberPower 1017

Daewoo 1005

DBX 1000

Dell 1017

DIRECTV 1016, 1020, 1022,

1023, 1024, 1027, 1030,

1031

Dish Network 1029

Dishpro 1029

Durabrand 1018

Dynatech 1005

Echostar 1029

Electrohome 1003

Electrophonic 1003

Emerson 1003, 1004, 1005

Expressvu 1029

Fisher 1001

Fuji 1004

Funai 1005

Garrard 1005

Gateway 1017

GE 1002, 1004

GOI 1029

Goldstar 1000, 1003

Gradiente 1005

Harley Davidson 1005

Harman/Kardon 1000

Headquarter 1001

Hewlett Packard 1017

HNS 1016

Howard Computers 1017

HP 1017

HTS 1029

Hughes Network

Systems 1016, 1020, 1022,

1023, 1024

Humax 1016, 1020

Hush 1017

iBUYPOWER 1017

Instant Replay 1004

JC Penney 1000, 1001, 1002,

1003, 1004

JCL 1004

JVC 1000, 1001, 1020, 1029

Kenwood 1000, 1001

Kodak 1003, 1004

LG 1003

Linksys 1017

Lloyd’s 1005

LXI 1003

Magnavox 1004, 1018

Magnin 1003

Marantz 1000, 1001, 1004

Marta 1003

Matsushita 1004

Media Center PC 1017

MEI 1004

Memorex 1001, 1002, 1003,

1004, 1005, 1018, 1019

MGN Technology 1002

Microsoft 1017

Mind 1017

Mitsubishi 1010

Motorola 1004

MTC 1002

Multitech 1002, 1005

NEC 1000, 1001

Nikko 1003

Niveus Media 1017

Noblex 1002

Northgate 1017

Olympus 1004

Optimus 1003

Orion 1014, 1019

Panasonic 1004, 1008

Philco 1004

Philips 1004, 1011, 1016,

1020, 1022, 1023, 1024,

1025

Philips Magnavox 1011

Pilot 1003

Proscan 1030

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Pulsar 1018

Quarter 1001

Quartz 1001

Quasar 1004

Radio Shack 1003

Radio Shack/Realistic

1001, 1002, 1003, 1004,

1005

Radix 1003

Randex 1003

RCA 1002, 1004, 1007, 1016,

1020, 1022, 1030, 1031

Realistic 1001, 1002, 1003,

1004, 1005

ReplayTV 1026

Ricavision 1017

Runco 1018

Samsung 1002, 1016, 1022,

1024

Sanky 1018

Sansui 1014, 1019

Sanyo 1001, 1002

Sears 1001, 1003, 1004

Sharp 1012

Shogun 1002

Singer 1004

Sonic Blue 1026

Sony 1006, 1009, 1017, 1021

Stack 1017

STS 1004

Sylvania 1004, 1005

Symphonic 1005

Systemax 1017

Tagar Systems 1017

Tandy 1001

Tashiko 1003

Teac 1005

Technics 1004

Teknika 1003, 1004, 1005

Tivo 1016, 1020, 1021, 1022,

1025

TMK 1002

Toshiba 1015, 1017, 1028

Totevision 1002, 1003

Touch 1017

UltimateTV 1031

Unitech 1002

Vector Research 1000

Video Concepts 1000

Videosonic 1002

Viewsonic 1017

Voodoo 1017

Wards 1002, 1003, 1004,

1005

XR-1000 1004, 1005

Yamaha 1000, 1001

Zenith 1013, 1018

ZT Group 1017

Satellite Set Top Box

Pioneer 0126, 6097, 6098,

6145

ADB 6035, 6001

Akai 6102

Alba 6005, 6013, 6011

Allsat 6102

Alltech 6011

Amstrad 6033, 6030, 6044

Anttron 6013

Asat 6102

Austar 6000, 6045

BELL 6160

Bell ExpressVu 6002, 6003

British Sky Broadcasting

6030

Canal 6105

Chaparral 6034

CNS 6001

Coolsat 6021

Crossdigital 6043

Digenius 6104

Digiwave 6053

DirecTV 6070, 6110, 6111,

6062, 6063, 6113, 6008,

6038, 6054, 6069, 6060,

6059, 6043, 6018, 6114,

6115, 6116, 6093

Dish Network System

6002, 6089, 6003, 6004

Dishpro 6002, 6089, 6004

DX Antenna 6140

E Aichi 6141

Echostar 6002, 6089, 6036,

6005, 6003, 6004, 6146

Expressvu 6002, 6004

Fujitsu 6133, 6134, 6135

Fortec Star 6123, 6023

Fresat 6014

Funai 6070

GE 6111

General Instrument 6032

GOI 6002, 6004

Grundig 6007, 6030

Hirschmann 6033

Hisense 6020

Hitachi 6038, 6049, 6132

Houston 6002

HTS 6002, 6004

Hughes Network

Systems 6113, 6038, 6054,

6114, 6115, 6116

Hyundai 6016

iLo 6020

Innova 6059

Jerrold 6032, 6128, 6149,

6150, 6151, 6152, 6153,

6154, 6155, 6156, 6157

JVC 6002, 6003, 6004

Kathrein 6096

Lava 6053

LG 6047, 6018

Marantz 6102

McIntosh 6032

Mitsubishi 6038

Motorola 6032, 6042

NEC 6050, 6131

Netsat 6059

Next Level 6032

nfusion 6015

Nokia 6025, 6026, 6118, 6119,

6121

Pace 6035, 6005, 6030, 6031

Panarex 6016

Panasonic 6008, 6009, 6030,

6136, 6137, 6138

Pansat 6016, 6022

Philips 6002, 6113, 6038,

6054, 6060, 6059, 6102,

6103, 6030, 6114

Primestar 6032, 6147

Proscan 6110, 6111

Proton 6020

RadioShack 6002, 6111,

6032

Radix 6036

RCA 6002, 6110, 6111, 6113,

6109, 6061, 6114, 6142,

6144, 6148

SA 6124, 6126, 6158, 6159

Saba 6014

Sagem 6041, 6120

Samsung 6070, 6113, 6091,

6043, 6017, 6114, 6093

Sanyo 6046

Sat Cruiser 6015

Schwaiger 6066

SEI 6139

Siemens 6007, 6036

SKY 6042, 6059, 6030, 6031

SM Electronic 6011

Smart 6051

Sonicview 6055, 6107

Sony 6062, 6063, 6030, 6143

Star Choice 6032

Star Trak 6032

TechniSat 6033

Thomson 6110, 6111, 6014

Tivo 6113, 6114, 6115, 6116

Toshiba 6038, 6054, 6039,

6130

TPS 6041

Triasat 6033

Ultrasat 6021

US Digital 6020

USDTV 6020

ViewSat 6048

Voom 6032

Zehnder 6101

Zenith 6042, 6069, 6037,

6125, 6127, 6129

Satellite Set Top Box (SAT/PVR Combination)

Pioneer 0126, 0128

Bell ExpressVu 6002, 6003

DirecTV 6070, 6110, 6062,

6113, 6060, 6059, 6114,

6115, 6116

Dish Network System

6002, 6089

Dishpro 6002, 6089

Echostar 6002, 6089, 6003

Expressvu 6002

Hughes Network

Systems 6113, 6114, 6115,

6116

JVC 6003

Motorola 6032

Philips 6113, 6114

Proscan 6110

Samsung 6114

Sonicview 6055, 6107

Sony 6062

Star Choice 6032

Tivo 6113, 6114, 6115, 6116

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Cable Set Top Box

Pioneer 6028, 6029, 6095,

6099

ABC 6122

Accuphase 6122

Amino 6077, 6078

Auna 6082

BCC 6072

Bell & Howell 6122

Bright House 6074, 6029

Cable One 6074, 6029

Cablevision 6074, 6029

Charter 6074, 6029, 6058

Cisco 6029, 6028, 6083

Comcast 6074, 6029, 1982

Cox 6074, 6029

Digeo 6029, 6058

Director 6073

Emerson 6122

Fosgate 6072

General Instrument 6073,

6072, 6122

Homecast 6024

i3 Micro 6077

Insight 6074, 6073, 6029

Jebsee 6122

Jerrold 6073, 6072, 6122

Knology 6029

Macab 6040

Mediacom 6074, 6029

Memorex 6112

Motorola 6074, 6073, 6072,

6029, 6122, 6094

MTS 6094

Myrio 6077, 6078

Noos 6040

Pace 6074, 6029, 6028, 6106,

6083

Panasonic 6112, 6083

Paragon 6112

Penney 6112

Philips 6012

Pulsar 6112

Quasar 6112

Regal 6072

Rogers 6029

Runco 6112

Samsung 6095

Scientific Atlanta 6029,

6028, 6027, 6112

Sejin 6077

Shaw 6074

Starcom 6122

Stargate 6122

Suddenlink 6074, 6029

Supercable 6072

Time Warner 6074, 6029,

6058

Tivo 6076

Toshiba 6112

United Cable 6072, 6122

US Electronics 6072

Videoway 6112

Zenith 6112

Cable Set Top Box (Cable/PVR Combination)

Pioneer 0127, 6029

Amino 6078

Bright House 6074, 6029

Cable One 6074, 6029

Cablevision 6074, 6029

Charter 6074, 6029, 6058

Cisco 6029, 6083

Comcast 6074, 6029, 6083,

6076

Cox 6074, 6029

Digeo 6081, 6058

Homecast 6024

Insight 6074, 6029

Knology 6029

Mediacom 6074, 6029

Motorola 6074, 6081

Myrio 6078

Pace 6029

Panasonic 6083

Rogers 6029

CD

Pioneer 5065, 5066

AKAI 5043

Asuka 5045

Denon 5019

Fisher 5048

Goldstar 5040

Hitachi 5042

Kenwood 5020, 5021, 5031

Luxman 5049

Marantz 5033

Onkyo 5017, 5018, 5030,

5050

Panasonic 5036

Scientific Atlanta 6029

Shaw 6074

Suddenlink 6074, 6029

Supercable 6072

Time Warner 6074, 6029,

6058

Tivo 6076

Philips 5022, 5032, 5044

RCA 5013, 5029

Roadstar 5052

Sharp 5051

Sony 5012, 5023, 5026, 5027,

5028, 5039

TEAC 5015, 5016, 5034, 5035,

5037

Technics 5041

Victor 5014

Yamaha 5024, 5025, 5038,

5046, 5047

CD-R

Pioneer 5067

Laser Disc Player

Pioneer 5062, 5063

Philips 5054

Cassete Deck

Pioneer 5058, 5059, 5070

Digital Tape

Pioneer 5069

MD

Pioneer 5068

Yamaha 5055

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Specifications

Amplifier section

Continuous average power output of 80 watts* per channel, min., at 8 ohms, from

20 Hz to 20 000 Hz with no more than

0.08 %** total harmonic distortion.

Front (stereo). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 W + 80 W

Guaranteed speaker impedance

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Ω to 16 Ω

* Measured pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s

Trade Regulation rule on Power Output Claims for

Amplifiers

** Measured by Audio Spectrum Analyzer

Audio section

Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)

LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 mV/47 k

Ω

Output (Level/Impedance)

REC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 mV/2.2 k

Ω

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

(IHF, short circuited, A network)

LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio [EIA, at 1 W (1 kHz)]

LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 dB

Video section

Signal level

Composite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vp-p (75

Ω)

Component Video . . . . . . . . Y: 1.0 Vp-p (75

Ω),

PB, PR: 0.7 Vp-p (75

Ω)

Corresponding maximum resolution

Component Video

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1080i (1125i)/720p (750p)

(Video convert off)

Tuner section

Frequency Range (FM) . . . 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz

Antenna Input (FM) . . . . . . . . . 75

Ω unbalanced

Frequency Range (AM). . . . 530 kHz to 1700 kHz

Antenna (AM) . . . . . . . Loop antenna (balanced)

Digital In/Out section

HDMI terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-pin (Not DVI)

HDMI output type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 V, 100 mA

USB terminal . . . . . .USB2.0 Full Speed (Type A) iPod terminal . . . . .USB, and Video (Composite)

SIRIUS antenna cable . . . . 8-pin mini DIN cable

ADAPTER PORT terminal . . . . . . . . . 5 V, 100 mA

Integrated control section

Control (SR) terminal. . .Ø 3.5 Mini-jack (MONO)

Control (IR) terminal . . .Ø 3.5 Mini-jack (MONO)

IR signal . . . . . . . High Active (High Level: 2.0 V)

12 V Trigger terminal . . Ø 3.5 Mini-jack (MONO)

12 V Trigger output type . . . . . . 12 V, Total 50 mA

RS-232C cable type

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-pin, cross type, female-female

Miscellaneous

Power requirements . . . . . . . . . AC 120 V, 60 Hz

Power consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245 W

In standby . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 W (Control OFF)

0.8 W (Control ON)

Dimensions

. . . . . . .420 mm (W) x 158 mm (H) x 379 mm (D)

(16

9

/

16

in. (W) x 6

1

/

4

in. (H) x 14

15

/

16

in. (D))

Weight (without package) . . . 10.2 kg (22 lb 8 oz)

Number of Furnished Parts

MCACC Setup microphone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Remote control unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

AAA/IEC R03 dry cell batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

AM loop antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

FM wire antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 iPod cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Power cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Warranty card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

These operating instructions

Note

• Specifications and the design are subject to possible modifications without notice, due to improvements.

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Additional information

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Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of your musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers. This manufacturer and the

Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer

Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion-and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.

Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing

“comfort level” adapts to higher volumes of sound.

So what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.

To establish a safe level:

• Start your volume control at a low setting.

• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without distortion.

Once you have established a comfortable sound level:

• Set the dial and leave it there.

Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or loss in the future. After all, we want you listening for a lifetime.

We Want You Listening For A Lifetime

Used wisely, your new sound equipment will pr ovide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s

Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid pr olonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound levels is included for your protection.

Decibel

Level Example

40 Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic traffic, normal conversation, quiet office

60 Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine

80 Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock at two feet.

THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS

UNDER CONSTANT EXPOSURE

90 Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower

100 Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill

120 Rock band concert in front of speakers, thunderclap

140 Gunshot blast, jet plane

180 Rocket launching pad

Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.

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Cleaning the unit

• Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust and dirt.

• When the surface is dirty, wipe with a soft cloth dipped in some neutral cleanser diluted five or six times with water, and wrung out well, and then wipe again with a dry cloth. Do not use furniture wax or cleansers.

• Never use thinners, benzine, insecticide sprays or other chemicals on or near this unit, since these will corrode the surface.

This product includes FontAvenue

®

fonts licenced by

NEC corporation. FontAvenue is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation

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Additional information

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To register your product, find the nearest authorized service location, to p urchase replacement parts, operating instructions, or accessories, p lease go to one of following URLs :

Pour enregistrer votre produit, trouver le service après-vente agréé le plus pr oche et pour acheter des pièces de rechange, des modes d’emploi ou des accessoires, reportez-vous aux URL suivantes :

In the USA/Aux Etats-Unis

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com

In Canada/Aux Canada

http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca

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PIONEER CORPORATION

1-1, Shin-ogura, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 212-0031, Japan

PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC.

P.O. BOX 1540, Long Beach, California 90801-1540, U.S.A. TEL: (800) 421-1404

PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.

300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 0P2, Canada TEL: 1-877-283-5901, 905-479-4411

PIONEER EUROPE NV

Haven 1087, Keetberglaan 1, B-9120 Melsele, Belgium TEL: 03/570.05.11

PIONEER ELECTRONICS ASIACENTRE PTE. LTD.

253 Alexandra Road, #04-01, Singapore 159936 TEL: 65-6472-7555

PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.

178-184 Boundary Road, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia, TEL: (03) 9586-6300

PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V.

Blvd.Manuel Avila Camacho 138 10 piso Col.Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico, D.F. 11000 TEL: 55-9178-4270

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Published by Pioneer Corporation.

Copyright © 2010 Pioneer Corporation.

All rights reserved.

<5707-00000-327-1S> Printed in China

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